Hearn £3m? Whyte no.....£4m? no.....£5m? no

DB Cooper

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Hearn now upping the ante after previously low-balling Whyte.

Whyte still saying no.

Hearn claiming it is close to done.

“It is close, Whyte and AJ is close“ claims Hearn.

"There is a chance if we don’t go April 13 with AJ-Whyte, we can still do that in May or June in England"
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“The Jarrell Miller fight is an option for June. It’s just a case of weighing up if it’s the right time for AJ to come and make his debut in America".

https://www.givemesport.com/1448561-dillian-whyte-rejects-anthony-joshua-fight-once-again-as-joshua-readies-for-jarrell-miller?autoplay=on

https://www.boxingscene.com/hearn-says-joshua-vs-whyte-rematch-getting-closer--135832
 

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I thought this was already done.. I'm sure it was announced.. TBH while I'm not disputing that Whyte has put himself in the conversation for a shot, I couldn't care less about either fight. The big 3 are so far ahead, that it's hard to get excited about the lesser fights, even if the division is actually in a good place.
 
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DB Cooper

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It really has become all about Joshua, Fury and Wilder, and the public response and willingness to pay for Joshua's next fight will be interesting.

But Hearn is no longer pulling the strings in the heavyweight division. Fury-Wilder saw to that.
 
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The top guys are getting smarter. Hearn has hoodwinked them into accepting unders for as long as he could. But it takes two to make a fight and the others have finally woken up that Hearn needs them.
 
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Whyte should’ve backed himself to beat Pulev & then if he’d won he’d have a guaranteed split with no options.

Put money before belts previously & now it’s coming back to haunt him. Tough luck
 

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"It's clear to me that they have never been serious about making a fight with me for April 13,” said Whyte

“If they were serious, they should have started negotiating sooner and with more realistic terms. The way he is going about business, Joshua won’t be fighting me, Wilder, or Fury any time soon".

“They’ve had Wembley Stadium booked for ages, and have known AJ was available since he beat Povetkin on 22 September, yet didn’t even make an initial offer until 10 January.”

“We could have made this fight if Joshua really wanted it but it has been clear to me all along that they’ve been focused on making the Jarrell Miller fight in New York City."

“It’s so obvious. Joshua doesn’t want to fight me.”

“He wants to go to America and fight Miller. That is easy money. One hundred per cent this was their plan the whole time."

https://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Boxing
 

DB Cooper

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Their plan is to maximise profits. Nothing more, nothing less. Dillian missed out because he got underbid.
There will always be some schmuck willing to accept less. But the top guys are no longer willing to accept unders. Hence Eddie dilema.
 

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"He actually messaged me," Whyte told Sky Sports. "It's childish, do you want to make the fight or not? I just thought to myself, you're just an idiot, you clearly don't want to make the fight.

"I just want a fair crack of the whip, that's all. It's nothing to do with who's boss."

Whyte is now considering a three-man shortlist of Dominic Breazeale, Alexander Povetkin or Luis Ortiz for his next fight at The O2.


 
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Whyte claims if he fought and beat Joshua the contract would have ensured Joshua got the major share of the re-match money.

"One of the main things was the rematch (a potential third fight between the two). He wanted a lion share of the (purse split in the) rematch (even if I won). If I beat him he wanted the major slice (in the rematch — a possible third fight in total). It doesn’t make no sense. I said — I’m not doing that. (Then) I said okay, I’ll take the offer you guys are giving me with no rematch. They said no. Then I said okay, I’ll take the offer but I want the reverse split in the rematch so whatever you are giving me now – I beat him and I do the same in the rematch (to him). And they didn’t want that at all.”

“In the end, I think they improved it to 50-50 on the rematch (if I were to beat Joshua) and I’m like well, no. 50-50 doesn’t work because of the deal you’re giving me on this side of the offer.”


Joshua and Hearn are absolute hypocrites.
 
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Yet they still promote him. Surely there'll come a time when Hearn threatens to cut Whyte lose if he carries on?
Will never happen John, Hearn has ZERO morals at all, he'll never cut a PPV fighter.

He's putting up nearly $1million purse bids for that scumbag Galahad.

Hearn was even wiling to take Eubank Jnr back after being shafted, scheduled to fight on the Parker Whyte undercard.

 
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'Big Baby' Miller on Joshua-Whyte and why it didn't happen :

“What I’ve learned about AJ is he’s greedy when it comes to money,” Miller said.

“And he could put [on] this nice-guy attitude and sell you a bullsh*t story, but he’s a prick. And I’m gonna explain to you the reason why, and this is one reason why he’s a prick. So, his initial offer to fight Dillian Whyte was about $3 million. Dillian Whyte said he wanted $6 [million]. He said, ‘No. He don’t deserve that. Blah, blah, blah.’ So, he says, ‘You know what? I’ll go to $5 [million].’ Dillian Whyte said, ‘I’ll take $5 [million].’ They came [back] at $3.5 [million], pushed a little more and they got $4 [million]. Dillian Whyte said they’ll accept the $4 million. But [Whyte said], ‘When I become heavyweight champ or I knock you out or beat you, the split goes 60-40 my way.’

“AJ says, ‘No. On the rematch, even if I lose, it’s still 60-40 for me.’ So how am I the champ and you’re gonna take initially more money than me if I beat you? That’s not how it goes, right? When I become the champ, I take the lion’s shares. That’s how it goes. So Dillian Whyte was mad at the whole situation and felt like he was getting punked, and I don’t blame the guy. I, 100-percent, ride with Dillian Whyte on that thing. If I become the champ, and I work for my position, like you have, I hold the cards and I get to pick where I wanna fight, I should be getting more percentage from the fight, picking the undercard. When AJ fights, he initially picks the undercard, who’s on the undercard and pay-per-view sales and the whole nine.”

(that is consistent with Eddie Hearn moaning about promoters knowing straight away exactly what Hearn has offered other opponents)
 
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'Big Baby' Miller on Joshua-Whyte and why it didn't happen :

“What I’ve learned about AJ is he’s greedy when it comes to money,” Miller said.

“And he could put [on] this nice-guy attitude and sell you a bullsh*t story, but he’s a prick. And I’m gonna explain to you the reason why, and this is one reason why he’s a prick. So, his initial offer to fight Dillian Whyte was about $3 million. Dillian Whyte said he wanted $6 [million]. He said, ‘No. He don’t deserve that. Blah, blah, blah.’ So, he says, ‘You know what? I’ll go to $5 [million].’ Dillian Whyte said, ‘I’ll take $5 [million].’ They came [back] at $3.5 [million], pushed a little more and they got $4 [million]. Dillian Whyte said they’ll accept the $4 million. But [Whyte said], ‘When I become heavyweight champ or I knock you out or beat you, the split goes 60-40 my way.’

“AJ says, ‘No. On the rematch, even if I lose, it’s still 60-40 for me.’ So how am I the champ and you’re gonna take initially more money than me if I beat you? That’s not how it goes, right? When I become the champ, I take the lion’s shares. That’s how it goes. So Dillian Whyte was mad at the whole situation and felt like he was getting punked, and I don’t blame the guy. I, 100-percent, ride with Dillian Whyte on that thing. If I become the champ, and I work for my position, like you have, I hold the cards and I get to pick where I wanna fight, I should be getting more percentage from the fight, picking the undercard. When AJ fights, he initially picks the undercard, who’s on the undercard and pay-per-view sales and the whole nine.”

(that is consistent with Eddie Hearn moaning about promoters knowing straight away exactly what Hearn has offered other opponents)
if whyte can get similar money from fighting wilder its a no brainer as hes got a better chance of winning that i reckon.