Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Boxing World Goes Nuts After Wilder Accepts Joshua’s Offer


The WBC champion, Wilder is 40-0 with 39 knockouts.

Joshua will put the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles on the line, while Wilder is the WBC champion.

'In addition to that, today I agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the U.K. If Joshua prefers the fight in the UK.

'The story is very simple and that is Deontay Wilder today, accepted the terms that Anthony Joshua's team gave us, ' he said.

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

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". It's now in Joshua's court.

Another possible outlet is the Perform Group's DAZN sports streaming service, which is due to launch in the US later this summer, with Hearn's recently agreed to eight-year, $1 billion deal to provide boxing content due to begin in September.

Surely Joshua will agree and send the contract to Wilder.

"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".

'Hopefully, we'll get an answer in the next day or two. "Deontay wrote to Joshua and said 'Hey, I accept your offer, let's fight in the U.K'".

Anthony Joshua holds numerous world titles.

The fight, pairing unbeaten sluggers at the peak of their physical primes, would be one of the biggest the sport could make and the most important the division has seen in 15 years.

The 28-year-old Joshua (21-0, 20 Ks) beat Joseph Parker in a unanimous decision on March 31, his lone professional victory that has not been via knockout.

Both fighters fought in March, with Wilder defeating Luis Ortiz in a thrilling, come-from-behind fight where he was almost finished, while Joshua scored a lackluster win on the scorecards over Joseph Parker.

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