News | Apr 27 2018

Anthony Joshua promoter questions whether $50 million offer from Deontay Wilder is legit

The huge offer from Deontay Wilder to Anthony Joshua gets a cautious welcome
Anthony Joshua
anthony joshua  |  Paul Macleod

ANTHONY JOSHUA’S promoter Eddie Hearn has expressed caution over an offer of 50 million US dollars from rival champion Deontay Wilder for a world heavyweight title unification fight.

Wilder, who holds the WBC version of the title, made the unusual move of emailing Joshua directly to insist his backers had the money – worth £35.9million – for a bout which could take place later this year.

Hearn explained that he still required plenty of assurances before committing to any deal, while Joshua’s heavyweight rival David Haye says he still does not anticipate a fight between the two until at least 2019.


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