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Said it before, but I personally don’t think that the Wilder camp want the fight with Joshua. All the big talk from across the pond is just that, talk and I don’t think that they’re going to back it up.For AJ, the Povetkin fight is a challenge, the guy is definitely dangerous and this will be a stern test.
Classic avoidance, Joshua can make £10m per fight against bums so he is not going to risk it all this early against the heavy handed Wilder. Easiest way to make sure the bout doesn't happen is to offer insulting terms. It will eventually happen but Hearn and Joshua know that Wilder's style will age quicker than his. Explosive power punchers have less longevity than big units like AJ.
Wake up red scouse your dreaming
They need to do it quick, because Fury will spark them both out
Precedence has a lot to do with it - Parker got 35% for an almost identical fight with AJ. The thing I can’t get my head around is why they won’t offer wilder a rematch clause
Wilder seems to want a 50/50 split and Joshua wants his belt, we know AJ is the draw here but I'd just give him the share he wants and take his belt then you can make as much money as you want
Yawn, this is all getting boring now. If the issue is about purse size, not sure why Hearn all he has to do is sign. Clearly the same issues are there and this is their way of saving face.
This is all growing rather tiresome now...There are few things more frustrating in all of sport than two top boxers being at an impasse on the negotiating table...we all want to see it, the fighters apparently both want the fight - and in any other sport, the meeting would just happen organically.Unless Hearn wants to come out and confirm that it's on, I just don't want to hear from him!
I'm sure all boxers at this level want to avoid each other and navigate the division in the most risk-free way possible. All the talk of legacy is lovely but this isn't tennis. One punch can end careers. AJ knows he will have to fight Wilder eventually but whilst he is a position to call the shots he's obviously going to do so. Anyone in his position would. Hearn is still a tit though.
All the arguments about the purse offers is just to get publicity, Wilder could walk down any street in the UK and vitually no one would recognise him, so they gotta try and get him known, alas they re failing to do that.The fight will happen when the money men behind the scenes say the profit potential has been reached.
To be fair, a lot of people are say "oh AJ had 3 belts, Wilder has 1" but ask any professional boxer and they'll tell you the WBC belt is the real world title, why do you think Mayweather always parades his WBC belt collection? In the eyes of professionals, Wilder has the big one so a fair split would be 60/40 but the Hearn's are milky Joshua and boxing in general for all they can.
Crazy, naive comments when it comes to money on here.AJ wants Wilder's belt, yes.Wilder wants AJ's BELTS. PLURAL.If you need it explained why the 3 (4 really) belt holder should get more money than the one belt holder (who doesn't bring any kind of PPV money to the table) please do everyone a favour & stop posting.
Wilder demanding any future deal is 50-50 shows you where the sticking point is.Joshua is the big pull & brings the money in, he also has 3 of the 4 major titles, so deserves the lions share. Wilder is doing the right thing in asking for more than he is worth as he has the one belt Joshua is desperate for.A 60/40 split - Wembley in April with an increased capacity of 100k is my guess.
Whyte is no pantomime villain in all of this, and while the supposed main attractions battle it out over a fee, always worth keeping an eye on your blindside for a hungry fighter, who knows the division well, to end up with a belt or two himself by end of 2019. You have been warned.
No way Wilder should get more money. You get out of the fight what you bring to the table and he simply doesn't bring as much. He has 1 belt to 3, he has been fighting in venues with far less capacity (he wouldn't fill bigger) and he would bring probably 10 x less in Box Office punters. Just sign and if you win then you hold all 4 belts and can command the negotiations. He doesn't want it
@57AJ set off on the route to title unification. It isn't just AJ that brings something to the table, he needs that belt to complete the set, otherwise he doesn't unify. When someone has something you want, you have to pay for it...unless you don't want it enough.
#39 Once you hit more than 35 being as fat as Ortiz usually results in high blood pressure!Anyhow neither Ortiz nor Povetkin should be in the ring, they have both been found guilty of dopingNot sure Povetkin is a viable opponent for AJ. Not had a fight against a good opponent in 3 years (Takam), wobbled by Price (who loses to anyone better than domestic level)
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