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Joshua's Promoter: The Sole Focus, 100%, is Wilder Fight in April

According to Eddie Hearn, the promoter for IBO, IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs), their full focus is to secure a unification with WBC king Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) for Wembley Stadium on April 13.

Joshua returned to Wembley this past Saturday night, and knocked out WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin in seven rounds.

Wilder is returning to the ring on December 1, in a world title defense against undefeated lineal champion Tyson Fury.

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Hearn reveals that his father, Barry Hearn, will be traveling to the United States in the coming weeks to sit down with Shelly Finkel, who is the co-manager of Wilder.

The two sides had discussed the idea of a fall unification a few months ago, but their discussions fell apart after an agreement failed to be reached on the financial terms.

Hearn admits Dillian Whyte is certainly the backup opponent if a deal with Wilder is not reached. Whyte fought Joshua in a war back in December 2015, with Jsohua getting stunned early and coming back to stop Whyte in seven.

Hearn told Sky Sports: "We have got a couple of months. We have made it quite clear we don't want to wait until December 1 to see what happens. We want to get a deal in place to know before then. My old man is going to sit down with Shelly [Finkel] in early October to try and talk through a deal. We have sent them the signed contract on all the terms that they agreed. They did not reply and they obviously did not send it back either.

"So we just want to know what they want now. They agreed to that before. If they do not agree to that now, then no problem. Let's try and make a deal, subject to you winning in December. The absolute sole focus for us right now is to fight Deontay Wilder for the undisputed title in April.

"Obviously if Fury wins, then he will have a rematch clause with Wilder so they are both out. Then we may step into a WBO mandatory with Dillian Whyte. But the focus is Wilder - 100 percent - and there is no reason why we cannot get a deal in place subject to him winning in December. "

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Scipio2009 on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=The plunger man;19138850]Joshua vs klitchcko was 1.6 million Joshua vs parker was 1.422 million Joshua vs povetkin was 1.5 million Thats 3 straight away dummy[/QUOTE] Based on what? Lol. Adding extra decimal points doesn't make you look any less foolish,…

Comment by The plunger man on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;19138828]Deontay Wilder won his world title in Las Vegas and, again, he's been able to draw over 14k at Barclays Center, while also drawing more than 12k in Alabama. If you're going to have the conversation, stick to the actual…

Comment by The plunger man on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;19138828]Deontay Wilder won his world title in Las Vegas and, again, he's been able to draw over 14k at Barclays Center, while also drawing more than 12k in Alabama. If you're going to have the conversation, stick to the actual…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=The plunger man;19137476]So stop talking in hindsight ....let wilder go prove he can sell good PPV numbers because at the moment he has not sold 1. You keep on harping about what he might do and how he might sell.…

Comment by 5000boxing on 09-25-2018

AJ manfans are wierd as fuk! Omg.. what a bunch of pocket watching broke ass casuals!

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