After Britain's Anthony Joshua defended his world title by knocking out Bulgarian challenger Kubrat Pulev, negotiations began for the long-awaited fight against compatriot Tyson Fury, which they have already called "the battle for Britain" Promoter Eddie Hearn claims that the deal could be agreed in the next two days, and according to the Daily Mail, each fighter could earn 100 million pounds.
Of course, most were interested in how they would distribute these prizes and how much they would get in case of victory. "We are all for the fight. The only thing to solve is where the fight will be and a few TV problems.
That's it. The money would be shared 50-50 for the first fight and 60-40 in favor of the winner for the second match," Hearn said. “It will be the biggest fight in the history of British boxing,” he added.
It is speculated that two fights should take place, the first in late May probably in Dubai, Qatar, or Saudi Arabia. Joshua defeated Pulev by knocking him out in the ninth round on Saturday in front of a thousand spectators at London’s SSE Arena.
He thus defended the WBO, IBF, WBA, and IBO heavyweight titles.
Joshua: "I'm the best version of myself"
Although he won, Joshua has shown his modesty many times and it seems that this is exactly what makes him the best "Am I the best in the world? I'm the best version of myself and that's the only thing that matters," Joshua said after the fight.
"It's not a matter of the opponent, but of the legacy and the belt. Whoever has the belt, I would love to compete with him. If it's Tyson Fury, let it be Tyson Fury," he added. Fury is currently a WBC champion and immediately appeared on social media to name Joshua.
Fury, on the other hand, didn’t choose his words and seems convinced he can beat Joshua. Fury is known for his self-confidence and belief that he can always be better, so it is not surprising to hear such a statement "I want a fight, I will knock him out in three rounds.
He's a big bum, I can't wait to knock him out, "Fury said. The Daily Mail also writes that Hearn expects that this match could achieve sales of 2.2 million PPV. Most UFC fans want this match and are eager for it to happen. Fury and Joshua are some of the best fighters in the world and such a match would be a real spectacle for everyone.