Simon Jordan, a talkSPORT commentator, recently shared a rumour that the purses for Saudi Arabia's proposed heavyweight mega event could reach an astounding £200 million.
In the previous month, Jordan had initially revealed that the Saudi officials were contemplating hosting two significant matches in December, namely Tyson Fury versus Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua versus Deontay Wilder, on the same night.
Representatives for Usyk, Joshua, and Wilder have since confirmed the news, with Eddie Hearn, AJ's promoter, traveling to Saudi Arabia last week for advanced negotiations. However, the complex deal that necessitates the approval of all four parties remains unfinished.
In a recent update, Jordan shared rumours about the potential purses for each fighter.
“You start hearing about the distribution deals and how you would buy Anthony Joshua out of DAZN,” Jordan said on talkBOXING, “Or how you would do a dual-broadcast deal.
“Or how maybe the Saudis would cut it. What I’ve been hearing in the loosest of terms is the cut.
“£200million – £90million to Fury, £50million to Usyk and £30million each for Joshua and Wilder.
“That was an interesting piece of understanding that I got from that because I was thinking to myself, ‘Does Joshua accept £30million?'”
Jordan continued: “Who are the two champions? Who are the two A-sides? Who are the two people that are gonna bring the perceived numbers to the Saudis to make it interesting for them to do?
“Then it becomes a carve-up.
“These guys expect to get paid the value. Fury’s got a sense of value of himself and he will take it as a point of principle.
“Because ultimately if there’s gonna be x-amount of money on the table, [he] wants the bulk of it.”
Some have suggested that Fury’s financial demands may be stalling the proposal, to which Jordan said: “If Fury wants the most money, he’s gonna be the person most difficult to deal with.
“That means the negotiations will be more complicated.
“If it’s cut the way I’ve been suggested it may well be cut – £90million to Fury, £50million to Usyk, £30million to Joshua, £30million to Wilder.
“Then I don’t see that Fury would be someone stopping it.”