Hearn: Joshua Would Like Wilder, But No Interest in Time Waster

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs), says his boxer wants a unification with WBC champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) - but they don't believe Wilder wants the fight.

Hearn stated in a recent interview that Dillian Whyte is the frontrunner to face Joshua on April 13, at Wembley in London.

But, Joshua will first compete at that venue on September 22nd, against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.


Wilder is heading to a showdown with unbeaten lineal champion Tyson Fury, likely on a November date in Las Vegas.

Joshua and Wilder were in talks for the fall, but the contest fell apart when the two sides were unable to agree on the exact financial terms.

According to Hearn, Wilder and his handlers have been wasting their time.

He wants to make a deal, right now, for Wilder to face Joshua in April.

Wilder still has Fury to contend with - but Hearn has doubts about that contest actually coming off.

"[Joshua] would like to, but he's not interested in time wasters. We've put a contract together based on all the terms that they agreed, and they still haven't even replied," Hearn said to Sky Sports.

"If you don't like those terms anymore after you've accepted them, fine, let's talk about it and try and make it. They don't even want to talk about it. They wait on Fury-Wilder which I don't know, I have my doubts.

"We would like to make the Wilder fight now for April 13, but when you've got a group of people that won't reply to you, or wouldn't meet you to discuss it, how can you possibly make it? We will run out of time."

At the moment, Hearn says Joshua is fully focused on the upcoming fight with Povetkin.

"His frame of mind is really, really focused," Hearn said. "I don't think he's taking a lot of interest in the outside world around this fight, because he knows what's at stake."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Real King Kong on 09-16-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19107133]kid, you stated the contract said April 13th, and you stated that it guaranteed Joshua NEXT so..... link, or STFU you excuse-making shhtter btw, I am done with you..... with you, and with the other shhtters have fun playing dumb…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-16-2018

[QUOTE=Real King Kong;19106457]You owe a link that proves what you're saying lol...not just a quote from the person who's interest it serves. Like I said, show me the contract since you clearly have a copy. No? Stfu then...[/QUOTE] kid, you…

Comment by Real King Kong on 09-16-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19102241]bullshht kid, you completely made that up link ? the contract FAILED to include wording that guaranteed Joshua NEXT do you really think Hearn omitted the wording accidentally ? and then..... forgot how to fix it, accidentally ? if Finkel/Warren…

Comment by TysonFuryTBE on 09-15-2018

Lies. AJ has already said in the past he doesn't want wilder he would prefer someone else

Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-15-2018

[QUOTE=BreWall;19102252]Who keeps bumping this outdated thread? Same useless, extremely biased posters who always had to have the last word. Why don't you clowns just make a new thread or email each other? Will the admin please suspend these people's account…

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