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Deontay Wilder Offers Anthony Joshua $50M to Fight

Deontay Wilder Offers Anthony Joshua $50M to Fight

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Heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder’s camp offered unified titleholder Anthony Joshua $50-million for the two to fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship.

Shelly Finkel, who manages Wilder, specified the offer is for $50 million against 50 percent of the event revenue, meaning Joshua would make no less than that regardless of how much the fight would generate. The agreement would also include a no rematch clause.

His promoter, Eddie Hearn, admitted he will take the proposition seriously but is eager to find out more details and added he is yet to receive a contract.

“We don’t know how real it is. Deontay Wilder’s sent the letter and said ‘you’ve got to sign the contract tomorrow and there’s a fight’. We haven’t had a contract yet. It’s a wonderful PR move but we’ll see.

“It’s very nice of Deontay to make that offer, we need to see how secure that is, we need to see a contract, we want to know where it is and quite a lot of other things as well. But we’re definitely interested to look at those numbers.”

Wilder has been calling out Joshua for over a year asking for a unified title match, and posted the following video to Twitter on Wednesday.

The pair hold all four major world titles between them and speculation of a bout has intensified since Joshua defeated Joseph Parker last month to unify the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.

Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) won the world title in 2016 and has made five defenses. Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) won his belt in 2015 and has made seven title defenses.

Wilder’s side is targeting between September and the end of the year for the title bout.

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