Reading the back and forth on Twitter between David Haye and Tyson Fury about purse splits to face each other, WBC #4 rated heavyweight contender Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (18-0, 18 KOs) has an easy deal to offer the #5, 6 and 7 contenders in his division.
“I’ll take an 80/20 purse split and I will take the 20% to fight either David Haye, Tyson Fury or Seth Mitchell,” says the Russian powerhouse. “In fact, says Abdusalamov, if I lose, I will give them my 20% and I will walk away happy, knowing I don’t deserve my ranking in the WBC.”
Abdusalamov, a pulverizing puncher who has dispatched all 18 of his professional opponents says he’s willing to forego all the negotiating and posturing being done between the fighters and offer his lower-rated counterparts a chance at a lucrative heavyweight showdown.
“David Haye says he’s having trouble getting Tyson Fury in a ring. He’ll have no trouble with me and he can take the lion’s share of the money. I am the future of heavyweight boxing and I’ll fight anyone to prove it.”
Abdusalamov’s promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, says his phone is fully charged and waiting for a call.
“Mago fears no one. Instead of arguing about money, we are offering them a fight with a higher-rated fighter in the WBC and they can take most of the money. They will get paid and Mago will continue to prove he is the next heavyweight champion by knocking any of them out if they take the deal. Pick up the phone and call me. We will set it up quickly and let’s make a fight.”