Boxing Eddie Hearn has complained about the price of the titles
The promoters of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua insist that they have agreements for two fights to guarantee at least 100 million dollars for each boxer.
Eddie Hearn provided the latest update, indicating that one fight between the Brits could take place in the summer with another likely to take place towards the end of the year.
The initial fight for the four heavyweight titles would most probably be set in Saudi Arabia, while a location for the second battle has not yet been set, with Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium a contender.
With two British fighters, Wembley Stadium in London is another option, but Hearn has revealed that there are lucrative proposals from abroad too, much needed given the costs of setting up the event.
“Can you imagine that conversation when I go to Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua and go, ‘Right, to keep all the belts on the line, I know you got to pay your three percent to the governing bodies?” Hearn complained.
“So that’s capped at 300,000 pounds, and that’s 300,000 pounds apiece across the four belts, that’s 1.6 million dollars, throw in the IBO, that’s 2.03 million dollars in total.
“You’ve both individually got to pay the governing bodies (that money), oh, and now Oleksandr Usyk wants a couple of million (2.71 million dollars) as well, so are you alright, lads? Just stick a couple of million out of your own pockets.”
It’s clear that before Fury and Joshua even step into the ring, they already will have to spend big to even get the fight on at all.