Deontay Wilder said that by rights he should get a 60/40 split in his favor in an Anthony Joshua fight after his upcoming bout with Fury on December 1st. Promoter of Joshua, Eddie Hearn has for the first time I can recall at least – lost his cool in an interview in a language filled response to WBC champion Wilder.
These negotiations have been going on all year at this stage and whether or not a Joshua vs Wilder unification happens is anyone’s guess at this stage.
Likely not though, at this point.
Speaking to Kugan Cassius of IFL TV, Eddie Hearn has lost his patience with Wilder at this stage:
“I’m sick and of tired of idiots out there who think he (Wilder) wants the fight. How stupid do you have to be to think Deontay Wilder wants this fight (against Joshua)? Just listen to what he’s saying. Boring. Boring. Boring. Mate, f*** off. Mate (Wilder), you ain’t earned 3 million bucks. F*** sake. A row of beans over here, you could walk up any high street, any town, any town in the world and ask who Deontay Wilder is and no one has a f****** clue who he is. He ain’t even going to do 300 (thousand) pay per views on Showtime (against Fury) and you want 60/40 (against Joshua)? Idiot. Don’t waste out time. Don’t use Joshua’s name to gain profile and publicity. F****** waste of time. If that’s what he really thinks please don’t f****** waste my time. I’m really f****** busy.”
From a boxing fans’ perspective the Fury vs Wilder fight next up is still a big fight to look forward to at least.
But what happens in the new year in terms of the winner taking on Joshua, who knows now.