The rumoured purses for Fury vs Usyk and Joshua vs Wilder have been revealed
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The rumoured purses for two huge heavyweight boxing fights involving Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder have been revealed.
In recent weeks, there have been reports that Saudi Arabia are planning to stage a mega heavyweight event in December which see Fury take on Usyk and Joshua against Wilder.
According to talkSPORT, the rumours of the mega event have been confirmed as true by the representatives of Usyk, Joshua and Wilder. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn reportedly went to Saudi Arabia to advance talks.
Now, talkSPORT’s Simon Jordan has spoken about the potential purses for each fighter.
He told talkBOXING: “You start hearing about the distribution deals and how you would buy Anthony Joshua out of DAZN. Or how you would do a dual-broadcast deal.
“Or how maybe the Saudis would cut it. What I’ve been hearing in the loosest of terms is the cut.
“£200million – £90million to Fury, £50million to Usyk and £30million each for Joshua and Wilder.”
Jordan continued: “That was an interesting piece of understanding that I got from that because I was thinking to myself, ‘Does Joshua accept £30million?’
“Who are the two champions? Who are the two A-sides? Who are the two people that are gonna bring the perceived numbers to the Saudis to make it interesting for them to do? Then it becomes a carve-up.
“These guys expect to get paid the value. Fury’s got a sense of value of himself and he will take it as a point of principle. Because ultimately if there’s gonna be x-amount of money on the table, [he] wants the bulk of it.”
😂— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) May 4, 2023
After the rumoured purses were posted on social media, Hearn was quick to respond.
The Brit simply tweeted a crying laughter emoji as a reply to one of the tweets.
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Topics: Heavyweight Boxing, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, Deontay Wilder, Eddie Hearn, Simon Jordan