Boxing commentator Tony Bellew says Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) shouldn’t accept a “generous” 60-40 offer to split the prize pool from WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KO), who offered his compatriot a fight at the end of the year. He expressed his thoughts
According to Bellew, also a former champion, it does not matter that Joshua lost twice in a row to Oleksandr Usyk – even after that he is still more popular with the audience than Fury.
“He suffered two defeats, but Fury still calls his name. And why? Ask yourself this question. Because Anthony attracts a huge audience, perhaps even more than the champion himself. When he announces a fight, he is the most financially popular heavyweight. It doesn’t matter that he lost twice; he is still the biggest player in this regard. That’s why the guys in Saudi Arabia want to take his fights. So if there is a 50/50 prize pool split, then I think it would be crazy not to take on the challenge. But at 60 to 40, if I were in Joshua’s place, I would hesitate, ”said Bellew.
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Tony criticized Fury for “relinquishing the most respected belt of all, The Ring Magazine.” He says the reason is simple, and you should not draw thoughtful conclusions: “He just changes his mind every five minutes.”
If Fury doesn’t work out, says Bellew, Joshua could fight in December, for example, “with someone like Zhang Zhilei.”
Meanwhile, Fury is talking about a fourth fight against Wilder, and Usyk wants to help Joshua prepare for Fury. Coach Joshua spoke about the rematch, criticism and the third fight: “Hats off to Usyk”