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Sport 'The winner HAS to fight AJ': Eddie Hearn reveals he will offer the victor of Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder a 50-50 purse split in a bid to finally seal long-awaited Anthony Joshua showdown

16:00  14 february  2020
16:00  14 february  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Fury three stone heavier than Wilder

  Fury three stone heavier than Wilder Tyson Fury weighed in three stone heavier than Deontay Wilder ahead of Saturday's heavyweight rematch in Las Vegas. Fury weighed in at 19st 7lbs (273lbs), while Wilder tipped the scales at a career-high 16st 7lbs (231lbs). © Getty Tyson Fury has bulked up for his heavyweight rematch with Deontay Wilder Britain's former unified champion was first on the scales at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and the 31-year-old came in over 16.

' The winner HAS to fight AJ ': Eddie Hearn reveals he will offer the victor of Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder a 50 - 50 purse split in a bid to finally Santi Cazorla has revealed discussions have taken place with former club Arsenal over his Villareal team-mates Pau Torres and Samuel Chukwueze, with

' The winner HAS to fight AJ ': Eddie Hearn reveals he will offer the victor of Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder a Zinedine Zidane has long targeted a move for PSG star and Frenchman Kylian Mbappe. Four clubs have registered an interest in the Spaniard, with two of those being Chelsea and Arsenal.

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Eddie Hearn has revealed he will consider offering the winner of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's rematch an equal split of the purse to face Anthony Joshua.

Talks of a fight between Joshua and Wilder for the heavyweight undisputed crown have rumbled on for the best part of two years while Fury has often spoken about his desire to face his compatriot in a heavyweight battle of Britain.

Hearn has claimed that both Wilder and Fury have rebuffed offers to face Joshua in the past, but he believes that they have reached a point now where the fight simply has to happen.

Fury-Wilder winner to feel AJ 'pressure'

  Fury-Wilder winner to feel AJ 'pressure' Anthony Joshua will apply 'pressure' on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury winner to finally secure a fight to decide the world's No 1 heavyweight, says promoter Eddie Hearn. WBC champion Wilder faces Fury in a Las Vegas rematch this weekend, with Joshua hoping to put his WBA 'super' IBF and WBO belts on the line against the victorious fighter.An immediate third fight between Wilder and Fury could further delay an undisputed clash, but Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn expects to resume fresh talks for a fight that would clear up any debate about the division's dominant champion.

Don't tell Tyson Fury he can't knock out Deontay Wilder . The lineal heavyweight champion let loose after hearing that Eddie Hearn didn't view him as a Fury will take on Wilder in a hotly-anticipated rematch on February 22 in Las Vegas. And while the consensus view is that Wilder is most likely to

ANTHONY JOSHUA was offered a staggering £61million for two fights with Deontay Wilder , lineal Anthony Joshua received a £61million offer to fight Deontay Wilder , according to Tyson Fury (Image Related articles. Anthony Joshua : Deontay Wilder - Tyson Fury winner WILL face champ.

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury are posing for a picture: Wilder and Fury will go head to head once again when they meet in a rematch next week © Provided by Daily Mail Wilder and Fury will go head to head once again when they meet in a rematch next week

Fury and Wilder meet in a re-run of their December 2018 classic in Las Vegas in eight days' time for the WBC heavyweight title - the only one not possessed by Joshua - and Hearn admitted it is likely that he will up his previous offers to whoever emerges the victor in a bid to finally seal the long-awaited mega fight for all the belts.

'Whole world': Give us AJ vs Wilder or Fury

  'Whole world': Give us AJ vs Wilder or Fury Anthony Joshua and the winner of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury will face “so much pressure” to agree a fight.Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title against Fury in a rematch on February 22 and Joshua is "close" to agreeing a defence of his IBF, WBA and WBO belts against Kubrat Pulev.

Anthony Joshua did what he had to do on Saturday as he became heavyweight champion of the world for the second time. Having suffered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history in the summer, AJ wrestled back his titles from Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia with a skilled, disciplined performance.

BARRY HEARN has admitted that the winner of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury deserves a Boxing news: Anthony Joshua may have to agree to a 50 / 50 split for the biggest fight of his When asked whether the rematch winner will warrant 50 per cent of the purse when they come to fight AJ , Hearn

'For once I agree with my esteemed colleague [Frank] Mr Warren, the winner has to fight Anthony Joshua, there's no doubt about it,' Joshua's promoter told TalkSPORT.  

'Fury is talking a brilliant game for this fight and he's an excellent self-promoter. The fact is, we have made offers to Fury and Wilder of 60/40 way before they were actually as relevant as they are now and they both turned it down, so we have been actively trying to make this fight, we've been round the houses, it's been talked about for ages. 

Anthony Joshua standing in front of a crowd: Anthony Joshua holds four heavyweight world titles - the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO belts © Provided by Daily Mail Anthony Joshua holds four heavyweight world titles - the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO belts

'60-40 to both and they wanted 50/50 when they weren't as relevant as they are now. Like I said in an interview the other day, maybe we will have to make that offer next but there's no point talking about a deal until that fight is over but when that fight is over we have got to get it made.'

Fury promoters target Joshua 'this year'

  Fury promoters target Joshua 'this year' Tyson Fury’s US promoters Top Rank want to "strike while the iron is hot" and set up a mega-fight with Anthony Joshua this year.Fury will challenge Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight championship in a rematch on Saturday night and although a third fight is pencilled in, Joshua could ruin those plans by fighting the winner before 2020 is out.

Anthony Joshua ’s promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed the start of talks over a world heavyweight “ Deontay Wilder is doing a great job of convincing people that AJ is running from this fight ,” Hearn If we offered Wilder his true worth, the meeting would last two minutes. So we have to compromise

TYSON FURY has told Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder to give fans what they want – a fight against each other before facing him . The Gypsy King, 29, says he is looking forward to watching a potential match-up that would see one of the stars come away as undisputed heavyweight king.

Hearn appeared to have his reservations about Wilder's intentions to fight Joshua and hit back at his claims earlier this week that the Brit was 'irrelevant' in the heavyweight landscape.

The Matchroom boss also admitted that it would be less complicated to make the fight with Fury, adding: 'You have to give those guys credit, Wilder and Fury. There was a time where they weren't as relevant as they are now and now it's a big fight and they are stars. Fury is the star. 

'Tyson Fury, one thing is for sure, will fight Anthony Joshua. He actually wants to fight Anthony Joshua and I believe that, and I know AJ wants to fight Tyson Fury. He's doing a lot of work now in America, you know he's got Top Rank, MTK, it would be very easy to make that deal with Fury. 

a man holding a microphone: Wilder and Fury fought out an entertaining and controversial draw in December 2018 © Provided by Daily Mail Wilder and Fury fought out an entertaining and controversial draw in December 2018

'Wilder, he's made a few comments that makes me think, like he said yesterday that Joshua just isn't relevant. (Joshua's) got four of the belts in the heavyweight division, he's the biggest star of the division, of course he's relevant. And he wants to fight the winner because without it, he can't call himself the best. 

'I think it has to be in the UK': Anthony Joshua insists any mega-fight against Tyson Fury would HAVE to take place in Great Britain and would snub £150m Saudi Arabia offer to stage bout in 'London or Manchester'

  'I think it has to be in the UK': Anthony Joshua insists any mega-fight against Tyson Fury would HAVE to take place in Great Britain and would snub £150m Saudi Arabia offer to stage bout in 'London or Manchester' Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed Saudi Arabia would be willing to offer a staggering £150million to have the potential bout staged in the Middle East, should Fury beat Deontay Wilder on February 22.Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed Saudi Arabia would be willing to offer a staggering £150million to have the potential bout staged in the Middle East, should Fury beat Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title on February 22.

Eddie Hearn has branded Deontay Wilder a 'f***ing waste of time' as the war of words between the American and Eddie Hearn has launched an astonishing tirade at Deontay Wilder . Hearn blames Wilder for the failure to The unbeaten Wilder now faces another Briton in Tyson Fury later this year.

TYSON FURY has already put forward a deal that would see him fight Anthony Joshua in an all-British Anthony Joshua and Eddie Hearn both sent offers by Tyson Fury , promoter reveals . Tyson Fury believes he could already beat Anthony Joshua and has been on the phone to him .

'We believe Joshua is the best fighter in the world, Fury believes he's the best in the world, Wilder believes it as well. Everybody has got their opinions but the proof is in the pudding. 

'Wilder vs Fury doesn't tell you who the best heavyweight in the world is, the winner of that fight against AJ tells you who the best heavyweight in the world is and we have to see it.'

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Whyte: Liar? I can embarrass Wilder .
Dillian Whyte has laughed off Deontay Wilder's claims that he's 'a liar' - and has official documents to prove that he tried to force a fight with the WBC champion. Wilder has aimed a fresh verbal attack at Whyte, suggesting that the British heavyweight would already have faced him, if he had previously accepted fights against Luis Ortiz or Dominic Breazeale.But Whyte is willing to humiliate the American by displaying confirmation from the WBC that he formally requested a final eliminator with Breazeale, only for the Californian to be pulled out for a mandatory fight against Wilder last May instead.

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