Wilder meets with DAZN

Wilder meets with DAZN

After drawing with Tyson Fury in December, it initially looked inevitable that Wilder would put his WBC title back on the line and challenge the "Gypsy King" in a rematch. "I don't have anything to announce, so I don't have any comment, other than we want to put the best fights on DAZN".

And with Wilder vs Fury 2 seemingly no longer on the table, Hearn believes we could see "AJ" lock horns with "The Bronze Bomber" by year's end.

Speaking to Sky Sports Matchroom Promotions supremo has said how he will be keeping his part in negotiations to a minimum with DAZN taking the lead due to bad feeling between the Wilder camp and Matchroom/Joshua.

DAZN, which signed unified middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez to an athlete-record five-year, 11-fight, $365 million deal last fall; Gennady Golovkin to a three-year, six-fight, nine-figure deal last week; and also is working with Joshua on a fight-by-fight basis, has made signing Wilder a priority.

So, Wilder would be set up to earn $25 million apiece for two fights before fighting Joshua, providing he comes out victorious in both match-ups. It's pretty clear that one fight people want to see is Anthony Joshua fight Deontay Wilder. But I think there's an opportunity there for someone to be a mediator to get the fight done.

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WBC heavyweight champion Wilder, 33, and his team met with the DAZN executive John Skipper to discuss a deal with the view of an undisputed championship fight with Joshua. Skipper has to be the one, in my opinion, who brokers the deal.

The American knockout artist is expected to confirm a mid-May defence of his world title against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale. Wilder-Breazeale has been penciled in for May 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Showtime PPV.

But if Wilder signs with DAZN, the Breazeale fight would be the first of the deal.

WBA, WBO and IBF world champion Joshua makes his United States debut against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

"It's all well and good making an undisputed fight but if you lose to Miller, it's all up in the air".

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