A ‘huge offer’ stands on the table for a fight between Anthony Joshua and the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch winner to take place in Saudi Arabia, Eddie Hearn has revealed.
It’s already known that Wilder and Fury have a clause to allow for a potential trilogy fight after their February 22 meeting, if the loser calls for it.
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However, AJ’s promoter is planning to disrupt this by proposing the 50/50 deal that both men previously demanded.
“We have to try and make that happen,” Hearn told Sky.
“Right now, the fight that Anthony Joshua wants is the winner of Wilder and Fury.
“We’ve been there before, both guys have turned down 60/40 for that fight and now we have no other option, but to offer them 50/50 because the fight will never happen.
“Subject to the boss [AJ] giving the thumbs up, which I think he knows that’s the way to make this fight.”
Hearn went on to discuss recent meetings with the Saudi officials who were involved in the making of Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.
The Brits shocked the boxing world by taking that fight to Diriyah after securing a site fee worth tens of millions of dollars from the Saudis.
Regarding whether a similar deal could be done for Joshua against Wilder or Fury, Hearn said: “We have a huge site offer in place for that fight to take place.”
Hearn concluded, speaking to iFL TV: “When you look at the value and what the fighters are earning, it’s not 50/50.
“But the only way you’re gonna get it is 50/50, so let’s not f*** around, let’s just get it done.
“I think the Ruiz loss has taken a little bit of arrogance maybe away from me.
“We could’ve lost it all, now it’s much bigger than it ever was, but let’s not be arrogant enough to lose it.”