By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker deserves a 70/30 split in his favor if he collides with WBO#1 Oleksandr Usyk for the vacant WBO championship in the event current champion Anthony Joshua decides to vacate according to Parker’s promoter David Higgins. “Usyk has not earned his stripes at heavyweight,” Higgins told Sky Sports. “Joseph Parker is the A-side and Joseph Parker has sold out the Principality Stadium with Joshua, he’s sold out The O2 with Whyte. He’s the A-side and so if Usyk wants to share the ring with Parker, I would be expecting 70/30 open book revenue share in Parker’s favor.
“I’ll get ridiculed for that, but listen, Parker has beaten Andy Ruiz, he’s sold out the Principality and the O2 and he’s a big name in the UK, so Usyk is the B-side. Absolutely Joe would fight him. As long as the Usyk team recognize and understand that they are the B-side, there’s no problem.