Date: 23rd November 2017 at 8:53am
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Yesterday, our lead article concentrated on the WBO world heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker, trying to goad the WBA / IBF wold heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua into a unification fight.

Parker?s camp admitted they would take the unification fight on a purse split of 65-35 (in favour of Joshua).

Today, the inference is that whilst Joshua would love to fight Parker, possibly adding another belt to his collection, it will not be on a purse-split of 65-35.

Joshua?s promoter, Eddie Hearn, talking to the media, is quoted as having remarked,

‘There is a deal there to be done with Joseph Parker, which makes him a lot of money.

‘A win gives him a massive eight-digit payday for the next one. If they really think they can knock out Anthony Joshua, they should take the fight.

‘It’s not a million miles away, but it’s not happening at 65-35.’

Hearn, we believe, has a valid fight.

The last time Parker fought, when he made a successful defence of his WBO belt against Hughie Fury, the public were not captivated by the Kiwi?s presence with no rush to buy seats or television coverage.

Joshua remains the biggest draw in the heavyweight division and like Hearn has said, if Parker is so confident of knocking Joshua out then take the fight and reap the rewards after!