Anthony Joshua has recently surpassed Tyson Fury in terms of net worth, and the 'Gypsy King' could fall further behind after their purse was 'accepted' ahead of a potential fight at the end of the year.
Eddie Hearn recently revealed that they have 'accepted' Fury's proposal of a 60-40 split to fight Joshua before the end of the year, and has even countered the offer by suggesting the purse should be switched for a rematch. But for now, if the fight was to go ahead at the end of 2022, Joshua would move even further ahead of Fury in net worth.
Fury holds a net worth of £130million, with the majority of his riches coming from the trilogy against Deontay Wilder. Joshua was trailing at £115m, but his worth has risen to close to £150m after his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
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The extent of the potential purse is still unknown for if Joshua was to fight Fury. But it's assumed that it would be one of the biggest ever due to the mass interest in seeing the pair fight.
Joshua v Fury would be one of the biggest fights ever, and the 'Gypsy king' is looking to offer his opponent a quick route back into the world title picture after his two-fight bout with Usyk. And with Fury desperate to fight before the end of the year, and Joshua looking to bounce back, it could really happen.
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Fury's promoter Frank Warren initially claimed that their offer had been sent to Joshua, and now Hearn has told iFL TV that they have accepted the deal which also includes a rematch option. "We went back this morning. I spoke to AJ about the offer, we think, I think he deserves more than 40, but he’s happy," Hearn said.
"I went back this morning and said we accept 60-40. We want that reversed in the rematch because rightfully so, you’re the champion here you want the big split which I think is fair and we want to do the fight in December.
"In essence, we accept the offer, we confirmed that this morning, lots of conversations were had. I don’t know whether this is a play to let this breakdown and fight someone well under par and say ‘we tried to make the AJ fight’ or to try get the Usyk fight agreed for a lot more money. Or maybe he just wants to fight. We are going through all those processes.
"What I can tell you is we accept 60-40. I don’t want to get people too excited because I have my doubts. But what I can tell you is AJ is ready to fight in December. The terms, the offer of that fight is fine. So let’s see if we can iron out the other bits."
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