Boxing: Lennox Lewis says Wilder deserves a 60-40 split for Joshua fight


Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis says that current WBC champion Deontay Wilder deserves a 60-40 split for the Anthony Joshua fight and accepted that Anthony Joshua is a far bigger draw for between them for this fight to be a 50-50 split of revenue.

Lennox says that Wilder deserves far more than what Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has offered him.

Negotiations for their fight fell apart Tuesday when WBA president Gilberto Mendoza ordered Hearn to make a deal with Alexander Povetkin’s promoter, Andrey Ryabinskiy, within 24 hours for Joshua’s mandatory defense against Povetkin. Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) and Povetkin (34-1, 24 KOs) are likely to fight September 22 at Wembley Stadium.

Meanwhile, Wilder is expected to make his mandatory title defence against former Joshua foe Dominic Breazeale.

This fight is without a doubt the biggest fight to be made at the Heavyweight division and the winner of Wilder-Joshua will be the undisputed Heavyweight champion, the first since Lennox Lewis.