It is well and truly kicking off in the heavyweight negotiations at the moment with a number of possibilities still on the table for the top three heavyweights in the world of Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
Recently former undisputed heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis said that Joshua didn’t want either the Fury or Wilder fights which brought about a lot of engagement online.
He’s made an interesting point now however in that he believes the fight promoters behind Joshua should be offering purse splits as a percentage rather than a flat fee for one guy.
If you look at big time boxing history this is always how it’s worked for the big fights — whether the fight purses be percentage splits of 50/50, 60/40 or whatever:
60/40 in Joshua’s favor seems like a reasonable number when you consider everything in the pot and what’s on the line for both men.