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Hearn calls Wilder’s bluff on Joshua title fight

Hearn calls Wilder’s bluff on Joshua title fight”

"We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the UK", Wilder was quoted by ESPN as saying.

Joshua is keen to return to Wembley stadium, which was the venue of his epic victory over Wladimir Klitschko, but Hearn admits a September fight looks "unlikely" and could be forced to push the date back, if it does take place this year.

Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs), who holds the WBA, WBO and IBF titles and has risen over the past year to become the biggest star globally in the sport, turned down a recent $50 million offer from Wilder's team, setting off a confusing stretch of public negotiating.

Deas says, "They offered and we accepted".

"We have agreed to the terms that [Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn] has put out to us for a fight in the UK", Finkel said.

As evidence of the moneymaking potential, the Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire reported in May that Finkel and Al Haymon were prepared to give Joshua $50 million guaranteed if he was willing to fight Wilder in the United States. "One thing I can tell you is by the end of this week, Deontay Wilder will have a contract in front of him and we'll see if he's real".

If the Wilder fight is next up for Joshua, then the original plan of September 15 is now highly unlikely due to the lack of time involved, as well as the U.S. television clash with Canelo Alvarez's return from a drug's ban. And we said yes. "It's up to them to choose".

Starsport understands it is considerably more than the £9.3m that Hearn originally offered Wilder back in early April.

The location was one of the main points holding up the fight agreement before Wilder's camp eventually agreed to hold it in the United Kingdom.

Should Joshua, 28, fight the American next, the victor would become the first heavyweight to hold all four recognised world titles at once.

Hearn has said that he is also close to a deal with Povetkin (34-1, 24 KOs), 38, of Russia, Joshua could fight both this year, and they were trying to figure out which order to do the fights, though Povetkin would be a risky fight before taking on Wilder for far more money.



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