Hearn Heads To Los Angles, Hopes To Make a Wilder-Joshua Deal

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, is flying out to Los Angeles and plans to hold discussions with members of Deontay Wilder's team.

Hearn hopes to finalize a unification between the two boxers for April 13th of 2019, when Joshua is scheduled to return at Wembley Stadium in London.

This past Saturday night at Staples Center in LA, over 17,000 fans saw Wilder retain the WBC title with a controversial twelve round split draw with undefeated challenger Tyson Fury.


There is talk of a huge stadium rematch between Wilder and Fury - which is now a very hot fight, and a fight that fans want to see.

Hearn believes that he's got a better bargaining position after Wilder was viewed as the loser by a lot of fans on Saturday night.

Should a deal with Wilder fall through, then Hearn will focus on the winner of the upcoming rematch between Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte.

"First we need to find out what is happening with a Wilder-Fury rematch and whether the rematch clause we are hearing about is what it seems. If anything, the way that fight went on Saturday works in our favour in terms of getting Wilder. That has always been the fight we want because he has the last belt. Now, let's say he had beat Fury in two rounds - the negotiation will be a lot harder than after a draw where many think he was lucky to keep his WBC title. That goes in our favor," Hearn told Daily Mail.

"It might also be the case that Wilder fancies his chances in a punch-out with AJ rather than another go at Fury. As far as AJ is concerned, he will fight anyone. He would love Wilder next and he has always wanted Fury. I am going out to LA and we will talk (with Wilder's representatives) this week. It is a fight we definitely want for April and will work hard to make.

"Before we were looking at Deontay Wilder, Dillian Whyte or Dereck Chisora if he beats Whyte for April 13. Now we can put Fury on that list. I have spoken to Joshua since Saturday and his position is unchanged - he believes he will stop anyone put in front of him. I was very impressed with Fury on Saturday. I had him winning the fight by two rounds. But we disagree when people say Joshua isn't the main man in the division anymore and we look forward to him demonstrating it again."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jax teller on 12-10-2018

[QUOTE=steeve steel;19343990]"It'd be a waste of time"... Because he knows Hearn, and knew he had no intention of signing the deal.[/QUOTE] How did he "know"? All you probably say is "its obvious" to deflect the fact he didn't know. If…

Comment by Jax teller on 12-10-2018

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;19343867]Wow it gets worse.[/QUOTE] You can't even answer a straight forward question your bias prevents you. I just stated facts Finkel didn't go to the meeting,Finkel didn't do anything but demand a public agreement to the principle, who even does…

Comment by steeve steel on 12-10-2018

"It'd be a waste of time"... Because he knows Hearn, and knew he had no intention of signing the deal.

Comment by IMDAZED on 12-10-2018

[QUOTE=Jax teller;19343073]So Finkel went to the meeting and pinned Hearn down then?[/QUOTE] Wow it gets worse.

Comment by Jax teller on 12-10-2018

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;19342849]I’m amazed when I see people who process that whole ordeal this way. I guess I shouldn’t be.[/QUOTE] So Finkel went to the meeting and pinned Hearn down then?

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