Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Deontay Wilder & Anthony Joshua Agree To Terms On Fight

Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker back in April GETTY IMAGES Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker back in April
Cary Erickson | 12 June, 2018, 08:58

"We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the UK".

Shelly Finkel, one of Wilder's co-managers, told ESPN that World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Wilder had accepted an offer by Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn for a fight in autumn.

Wilder, who offered Joshua $50m to take the fight in the United States of America, says that offer is still on the table. We want the fight next, we're waiting for the contract and we're ready to go'.

'Hopefully, we'll get an answer in the next day or two.

"They gave us an offer, we were hoping they'd accept the U.S offer instead because there's so much money but instead since they haven't we've decided that if you don't want $50m then we're willing to come the United Kingdom and take your offer". "That is still for them if they want it". Deas says Joshua turned down a $50 million offer to fight in the United States and that both fighters will make less than they would have to fight in Joshua's home country.

Wilder's manager Shelley Finkel separately indicated to World Boxing News on Monday night that October is an option as well as September, which would go some way to quell one of Hearn's concerns about a September date clashing with Canelo Alvarez's return from a drugs suspension.

Although Finkel wouldn't specify how much money Wilder would earn, Hearn has made two previous offers of $12.5 million and $15 million.

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"There's no [percentage] split, but they've offered us a good purse". The $50m offer for him to fight me next in the U.S. is still available. "Deontay wants this fight".

Wilder, 32, last fought March 3, when he TKO'd Luis Ortiz in the 10 round in Brooklyn. Today I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK. It's up to them to choose USA or UK.

Simply put, the fight would establish an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world at this time.

Wilder would be one of the biggest bouts in boxing.

Wilder, the Tuscaloosa native and undefeated WBC world heavyweight champion, has been pursuing a bout with Joshua for some time now. Joshua holds the other heavyweight belts and is 21-0 with 20 knockouts. Currently, Joshua is a -200 favorite and Wilder a +170 underdog.

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook posted odds on the potential fight back in early April.