Boxing News At Five | May 24 2018

Boxing News at Five: Frank Warren says Joshua should fight Wilder in the USA, plus Kellie Maloney goes the distance

Frank Warren questions the logic behind Anthony Joshua's desire to fight Deontay Wilder in the UK, and Scott Quigg wants an August 18 rematch with Carl Frampton
Deontay Wilder
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PROMOTER Frank Warren admits he struggles to see why WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua would turn down a guaranteed purse of $50 million to fight WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in the United States of America this autumn.

Stumbling blocks – read, potential reasons for the offer on the table not being agreed – have ranged from a lack of contract (admittedly, a major one), a refusal to sit down and discuss, and, the latest, a preference to have the fight in the United Kingdom rather than the USA (as per the reported terms of the so-called $50 million guarantee).

But, if all is at it seems, Warren can see no reason why any of these supposed hurdles should be substantial enough to scupper what, he believes, is the best deal out there for Joshua.