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Deontay Wilder Agrees To Terms For Massive Anthony Joshua Fight

Deontay Wilder Agrees To Terms For Massive Anthony Joshua Fight

As evidence of the moneymaking potential, the Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire reported in May that Finkel and Al Haymon were prepared to give Joshua $50 million guaranteed if he was willing to fight Wilder in the United States.

Location seemed to be the largest stumbling block in the talks between the fighters" camps as both men wanted home advantage and "AJ' has seemingly won out after admitting that he'd be happy to take a lesser purse to have the contest take place in the UK.

"If they change their mind, the $50 million [against 50 percent of the event] we offered them [to come to the United States] is still on the table".

"The story is very simple and that is Deontay Wilder today, accepted the terms that Anthony Joshua's team gave us", Finkel told World Boxing News in an interview on Monday.

That offer did not meet the requirements of Joshua and Hearn, with the duo edging towards a fight against Russian contender Alexander Povetkin in recent days.

"The fact that we've lost four weeks waiting for an answer from Deontay Wilder makes a fight happening in 11 or 12 weeks of this magnitude unlikely", Hearn said.




So the heavyweight division appears to be getting its biggest fight. On Monday night he posted: 'The $50M offer for Joshua to fight me next in the United States is still available to him if he wants it.

The victor of a Joshua-Wilder bout would be the first man to hold all four heavyweight titles - WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO - simultaneously.

"I think Wembley is where Anthony Joshua wants it to take place".

"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. It's up to them to choose USA or UK.

He said on Instagram: 'Dear Anthony Joshua fans, since your acting dumb, delusional or just plain Stupid here you go, breaking news.

The 28-year-old Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) won a world title in 2016 and has made five defenses, including a 10th-round knockout of former longtime unified world champion Wladimir Klitschko in the consensus 2017 fight of the year and unifying three belts with the win against Parker on March 31.


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