Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker embrace after their fight in Cardiff. Deontay wrote to Joshua and said 'Hey, I accept your offer, let's fight in the UK.

"It's obviously the fight we want, there is a lot of sorting out to do but great news that, in principle, he seems to be on board with the idea of coming to the United Kingdom for fight".

American Deontay Wilder will have a contract in front of him by the end of this week for a world heavyweight unification bout with Britain's Anthony Joshua, the latter's promoter Eddie Hearn said Tuesday. Today I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK.

"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.

"The $50M offer for him to fight me next in the USA is still available", Wilder said.

Joshua had been edging closer to fighting Alexander Povetkin, the mandatory challenger to his WBA title, after talks with Wilder's representatives had slowed in recent weeks.

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So the heavyweight division appears to be getting its biggest fight. AJ would want Wembley for a fight of this magnitude but if we do October or November you can't really do that outdoors.

Wilder offered up these comments as he confirmed he had agreed a deal to fight in the UK: "The $50m (£37m) offer for him to fight me in the USA is still available".

'We will wait and see what happens when we get the contract back. Finkel said they accepted a guaranteed purse but did not get a percentage of the overall event that they wanted, meaning Wilder was likely offered a large enough guarantee above $15 million to make it worthwhile to forgo a percentage. It's up to them to choose U.S. or UK.

Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) revealed the news Monday on social media.

Joshua, 28, won his first world title in 2016 and has made five defenses, taking his record to 21-0 with 20 knockouts.

"I don't think they are too keen to do the fight in the U.K.", Hearn told Sky Sports last week. But we need to get the contract back from Deontay Wilder - then we will know if this is bluster or if he is serious'.

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