Deontay Wilder agrees to fight Anthony Joshua in world heavyweight unification fight

Deontay Wilder agrees to fight Anthony Joshua in world heavyweight unification fight

After the recent turn of events, heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder (40-0, 30 KOs) and Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) could very well collide in a high profile unification showdown.

Hearn did not respond to text messages from ESPN seeking comment, but it was late at night in England at the time.

So the heavyweight division appears to be getting its biggest fight. And we said yes.

Wilder had initially attempted to lure Joshua to the United States with a $50m offer. "That is still for them if they want it".

"We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the UK. Deontay has accepted his terms to fight in the UK", Finkel said.

Starsport understands it is considerably more than the £9.3m that Hearn originally offered Wilder back in early April.

"There's no [percentage] split, but they've offered us a good purse. Even though we would have liked a better deal, Deontay said yes". We've got to speak to them about what date suits them. "Deontay wants this fight".


Wilder addressed Joshua's fans on social media on Monday, writing, "The $50M offer for him to fight me next in the U.S.is still available". In addition to that, today I agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the United Kingdom.

"We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the UK", Wilder was quoted by ESPN as saying.

Wilder's team have also left the £37m offer made to Joshua in April on the table if the WBA, WBO and IBF champion changes his mind and wants to travel to the United States for the fight instead. "We have preference for Showtime because we've been with them".

If everything agreed in discussions is included and they are happy with the date and venue, then Wilder will sign for the money-spinning bout.

Hearn recently claimed that a deal to fight mandatory WBA challenger Povetkin was "virtually done" but there's no telling how much of that was a clever ploy to force Wilder's hand and if that's what the Matchroom boss intended, he's absolutely nailed it.

Should Joshua, 28, fight the American next, the victor would become the first heavyweight to hold all four recognised world titles at once.

Anthony Joshua holds numerous world titles.

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