News | Jan 14 2019

EXCLUSIVE Wilder, Fury or Whyte only have 10 days left to sign for Anthony Joshua fight

Anthony Joshua will make Dillian Whyte a revised offer for April 13 Wembley stadium fight this week, writes John Dennen
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DEONTAY WILDER, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte have a deadline if they’re going to secure a shot at unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

“Within the next 10 days,” Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, told Boxing News. “Wilder, Fury, Whyte, one of them can come back today, sign, it’s done for April 13. But if they don’t want the fight they should just come out publicly. All these people say I’ll fight Anthony Joshua but they forget the asterisk at the end, saying if you give me a s***load of money. Is it about money, the pay day or is it about winning [three major] heavyweight world titles? It should be about both but for a lot of people it’s just about one thing.”

A revised offer will be made to Dillian Whyte this week for a fight with Joshua. “He stated he wasn’t happy with the first one and we’ll see. He’s going to get the opportunity to fight Joshua at Wembley stadium for [three world title] belts. It’s up to him. But he’s got other options. That’s what the meeting was about today. All those guys, Fury, Wilder, Whyte, they’ve all got opportunities to fight Joshua. It’s do they think the money’s right? Do they really fancy the fight? It’s up to them,” Hearn said.


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