Trainer Ben Davison says Anthony Joshua and his management team are going to need give Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury a 50-50 deal if they want to make either of those fights happen, writes Scott Gilford for www.boxingnews24.com. Davison, who trains former IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion, Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) says Joshua and his promoter need to decide whether they want to look at the Fury and Wilder fights in terms of it being a business.
If Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn approach those fights from a business perspective, then they’ll get neither of them, according to Davison. Right now, it appears that Joshua and Hearn are completely focused on the business aspect of making the Wilder and Fury fights, which is why they’re not happening.
Davison feels that Joshua could end his career missing out on the Wilder fight just like Lennox Lewis and Riddick Bowe retired without facing each other.
“Their [Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua] problem in making the fight [with Deontay Wilder] is they’re looking at it too much as a business fight,” Davison said to IFL TV about the Joshua vs. Wilder unification fight. Read more