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

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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.

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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.

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