Hearn Open To Do Joshua-Wilder Twice - One in U.S., One in UK

Eddie Hearn, who promotes IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs), believes a unification with WBC champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) is such a massive fight that you can do it twice.

Both champions have very tough assignments coming up.

Wilder defends his title next Saturday night, against undefeated puncher Luis Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


And Joshua will fight on March 31, in a high stakes unification with WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs).

Hearn sees no issue with having Joshua and Wilder collide in the United States - like staging the fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“We’d fill up that arena with Brits,” Hearn said to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports regarding the idea of staging Joshua-Wilder fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“We’re open to a U.S. fight for the Wilder fight. I think it makes sense to do two, not because we want any rematch clause, but because it’s the biggest fight in world boxing. Why not run it twice? The fans would love to see it. Run it twice. One at Wembley and once in Vegas, or at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, somewhere like that."

Hearn has already told that he's possibly going to stage Joshua's Unites States debut in the summer, at the Barclays Center, and undefeated contender Jarrell Miller is the leading candidate to fight him.

Joshua is arguably the biggest ticket draw in all of boxing. He drew a record 90,000 fans for his April 2017 TKO win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in London, 78,000 came to watch his TKO of Carlos Takam at Principality in Cardiff, and the same number or more is expected for when he faces Parker at Principality.

Hearn believes a fight between Joshua and Wilder will easily bring a 90,000 number to Wembley.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tokon on 02-26-2018

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;18520699]I think however Wilder looks will play a big factor ,he NEEDS a GREAT showing . The thing is a TWO fight deal will require Joshua to fight in the U.S , Wilders OWN recent ticket sales of a snail…

Comment by juggernaut666 on 02-26-2018

[QUOTE=tokon;18519050]Apologies for not expressing myself well, I think we're pretty much saying the same thing tbh - or at least I agree with what you said there haha!. Maybe that's not what Wilder means though, I don't know?! I would…

Comment by Tygshsu on 02-26-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;18517473]At present, both Wilder and Joshua fight on Showtime. At present, there are no obstacles to Wilder and Joshua besides Ortiz and Parker. If both Wilder and Joshua win their fights, the Wilder vs. Joshua fight should be next! If…

Comment by tokon on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;18518344]So Wilder gets 65 % in a BIGGER fight which IS a rematch even in a loss ????? LOL What kind of logic is this ?:alcoholic Wilder getting 35 % in itself is beyond reasonable . In reality Hearn should…

Comment by juggernaut666 on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=tokon;18518321]No, that's not what was said. Or at least reported as said. My understanding, and obviously I could be wrong, is, just as an example, Wilder takes 35% to go to the Uk and wins then the rematch clause says…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (39)
Top Headlines Canelo Tells Golovkin To Be a Man: Accept That Loss! Joshua: Wilder is More Interested in Fury - He Has NO Titles! Dana White: De La Hoya is a Liar, No Facts - I Want Drug Tests! Photos: Canelo, Fielding - Go Face To Face at Final Presser News: Ray Ximenez, Aslambek Idigov, Ruben Villa, More Photos: Pacquiao Sparring Hard For Adrien Broner Showdown Ramirez: I Dominated Hart In Last Fight; Rematch No Different Monroe: Charlo is a Challenge That I Know I Can Conquer! Nathan Gorman-Razvan Cojanu Set After Dubois Withdrawal Trainer: Harrison Can Stop Charlo if He Lands Like Jackson Did Badou Jack is Open To Oleksandr Gvozdyk Showdown Lomachenko: Maybe We Can Make Mikey Garcia Fight Next Year Frampton: Warrington Fight Will Excite, Won't Be Like Quigg Bout Donnie Nietes' Coach Expects Very Tough Fight With Kazuto Ioka Charlo: I'll Chase Canelo To 168 - I'm Bigger, Better Than Him! Showtime's Farhood: Fury Deserved The Decision Over Wilder Tureano Johnson Focused To Expose David Lemieux's Flaws Frank Warren: Daniel Dubois Has Ideal Test With Razvan Cojanu Canelo on DAZN: The Investment Begins Canelo: No Talks For Golovkin Trilogy, It's Just a Rumor Fielding Plans To Impose His Size, Weight on Canelo Hearn: Jarrett Hurd vs. Kell Brook is Possible if Amir Khan Passes Sadam Ali Eyes Redemption After Cotto Victory, Munguia KO Loss Canelo: Mayweather Should Raise Boxing's Credibility - Face Me! Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart - Face To Face For Rematch Devin Haney vs. Xolisani Ndongeni - Tops ShoBox Tripleheader Photos: Tevin Farmer Putting in Work as Title Defense Nears Photos: Katie Taylor Showing Off Moves For Eva Wahlstrom Photos: Canelo Alvarez, Rocky Fielding Hit Open Workouts Lemieux: Saunders Is A Good Fighter, But He Is Also A Cheater! Jarrell Miller Looks Forward To Possible Face-Off With Joshua Euro News: Braekhus Nears End, Patera Defends, Zeuge Update AIBA Wait For Word From IOC Regarding 2020 Olympic Games Thurman: I'm #1 at 147, I Hope To Show That With KO of Lopez News: Adam Bashanov, Larry Ekundayo, Sena Agbeko, More PBC Have Big Plans For UK Market Through ITV Deal Billy Joe Saunders Will Begin Rebuilding Career on December 22 Alvarez: Kovalev Is Making Excuses; Doesn't Believe In Himself Davis on Pedraza KO vs. Loma's UD: 2 shots vs 43 shots, You Pick Hopkins: Wilder Beat Fury - Will Knock Him Out in Rematch!

Latest Active Forum Threads