An Anthony Joshua Parker fight deal for a world heavyweight title unification looks very close to getting over the line – but there’s still a couple of snags.
65-35 seems to be the split that is being aimed for by team Parker at least, but team Joshua are taking their time on whether or not this will be agreed.
The fight will no doubt take place in the UK, if it happens.
Negotiations have been going on for a number of weeks now with still no confirmation despite an early 2018 eyed for the bout.
Speaking to Kugan Cassius of IFL TV, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said:
“I think we’ll get there. We’re not there. We’re having to make concessions that we don’t really want to but listen my job is to make sure that I’ve gt AJ’s back and that I make the right business decisions in boxing for Anthony Joshua. So I can’t do a deal that is not right. People talk like ah it’s only 2 or 3 per cent what’s the matter with you? But it doesn’t work like that. That’s not running a proper business. Unfortunately now we’re in a position now where i think we’re being more than fair, but they don’t, so how far do we go to get the fight? We want this fight. This is the perfect fight for Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker. Unification fight – let’s get all the belts – we’ve got one more to go – beat IWlder and become the undisputed champion. But unfortunately, in my opinion, we’ve got to overpay Joseph Parker. If they want the fight – the fight will happen.”
Joshua has been doing a lot of travelling as of late in places like Dubai and Amsterdam, while Parker by all accounts has been training hard in the hope that he will land the golden ticket fight of the heavyweight division.
Joshua and Parker have continued their unbeaten careers this year with both going on record saying they want the fight against each other. It seems like it’s purely down to the money now. At this point.
For the full interview on IFL TV YouTube check it out here: