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Hearn: The Offer To Deontay Wilder Will NOT Be Improving!

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs), has issued a warning that he already has a backup opponent for his boxer's planned fight on April 13 at Wembley.

Hearn is trying to secure WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) for the April date.

The two sides have not been able to agree on the money - and Wilder is shaking his head at a proposed offer of $15 million.

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If Wilder does not agree to the terms, then Hearn will make the rematch between Joshua and Dillian Whyte - if Whyte is able to defeat Joseph Parker later this month.

Back in 2015, Joshua stopped Whyte in the seventh round of a fireworks filled fight. Whyte had Joshua hurt in the early going, but he was broken down as the contest played out.

According to Hearn, he has no intention of improving Wilder's offer for the April fight.

Wilder believes that at least a 50-50 split should happen - and that scenario is never going to happen.

For the moment, Joshua will return to the ring on September 22nd, when he makes a mandatory defense against Olympic gold medal winner and former world champion Alexander Povetkin.

And Hearn views that contest as a very dangerous proposition with the possibility of an upset.

"I know there’s a lot of talk about Wilder but this [Povetkin defense] is the toughest fight of Anthony Joshua’s career,” Hearn told IFL TV.

“This is the sixth defence of his world heavyweight title, it’s an incredible achievement.

“This is all about unifying and becoming the undisputed champ. He wants to walk through Povetkin and then smash Wilder to smithereens.

“We won’t be improving the Wilder offer. If Whyte beats Parker and Wilder doesn’t want Joshua then we’ll just do Joshua-Whyte.

“But Joshua has got a tough fight in Povetkin and we can’t look too far past that.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ray* on 07-19-2018

[QUOTE=jonnyc420;18947880]You dont think I am American cuz I dont support bum hunter Wilder? What an idiot. So Cal born and raised you joke.[/QUOTE] I hate posters that use nationality to judge others, I get other british posters doing the same…

Comment by Travycat on 07-19-2018

I know what you mean. I've been watching the sport for over 30 years now. A lot of people take a very personal, ego related stance without much of a well thought out argument. Many a novice. They may be…

Comment by jonnyc420 on 07-18-2018

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;18947433]Floyd turned professional at 19, and didn't really hit big money until the De La Hoya fight at 30. Trying to pawn yourself off as "us Americans" is rich[/QUOTE] You dont think I am American cuz I dont support bum…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 07-18-2018

[QUOTE=SkillspayBills;18947695]It's that simple. You offer a man a flat fee for one of the biggest fights of the last decade it means you OBVIOUSLY don't want the fight.[/QUOTE] thats it, right there

Comment by SkillspayBills on 07-18-2018

[QUOTE=Scopedog;18944668]Then the fight will never happen then[/QUOTE] It's that simple. You offer a man a flat fee for one of the biggest fights of the last decade it means you OBVIOUSLY don't want the fight.

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