Hearn: Parker not getting 35 per cent of Joshua fight revenue
Eddie Hearn, promoter of British heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua, said his client is ready to fight New Zealand's Joseph Parker, but will not be offering up a 35-per-cent share of the revenue.
Parker's promoter David Higgins said this week that the current WBO champion would not accept a one-off fee for the fight, instead proposing a revenue-share, which he put at a minimum of 35 per cent.
However, speaking to IFLTV, a popular boxing YouTube channel, Hearn said: "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 continued: "We have to look at what a fighter is bringing to the pot, and outside of New Zealand TV - which really isn't a lot of money - what he is bringing is a belt."
Joshua holds the WBA and IBF belts, and Hearn has already said the 28-year-old is certain to face the division's only other recognised world champion, WBC title holder Deontay Wilder, in 2018.
Meanwhile, Eleven Sports Network, the international pay-television broadcaster, has once again struck a deal with Fighting Spirit, the France-based distributor of combat sports content, this time to show two upcoming boxing bouts to its viewers in Italy and Belgium.
The 27 November WBC International Heavyweight title fight between Sergei Kuzmin, of Russia, and Amir Mansour, of USA, from Moscow, will be shown live and exclusive on Eleven Sports in Italy.
On 15 December, Germany's Christian Hammer will take on Russia's Alexander Povetkin in Yekaterinburg, Russia, with the fight to be shown live and exclusive on Eleven Sports in Belgium. The winner will become the mandatory challenger for the WBO title, earning the chance to face Parker.