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Earlier this week it was reported that Joseph Parker and his promoter Dave Higgins were not pleased with the alleged 80-20 split offer in Anthony Joshua’s favour from Matchroom and therefore declined it.

“It’s disrespectful for the fact that Joseph has earned one of the credible heavyweight belts. So has Joshua, so it should be much closer to 50-50 than what was put on the table. No one in our camp was shaking in their boots,” stated Higgins in an interview regarding the alleged offer.

“I think Eddie is offering [Parker] 20 percent [of the purse] to kill the fight because he’s worried his golden goose might get beaten. I think he’s offering that on purpose so he can go in another direction. He knows that we won’t take 20 percent. It’s an insult,” told Higgins according to ESPN.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has big plans for WBA, IBF & IBO World heavyweight champion and the WBO champion Parker is certainly a part of those plans. But despite Higgins’ comments, Hearn wrote on Twitter that so far no offer has been made.

— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) November 2, 2017

He then called Higgins’ comments and Team Parker ‘very strange’. 

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