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Team Wilder Send '$50 Million' Offer To Joshua For Unification

By Rick Reeno

Promoter Lou DiBella has confirmed to BoxingScene.com that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) has thrown down an offer of $50 million to Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs).

Earlier today, Wilder and his team sent an offer to Eddie Hearn, promoter of Joshua, with a guarantee of $50 million for a high stakes unification in the fall.

A few weeks ago, Hearn sent Wilder a guaranteed offer of $12.5 million to fight Joshua, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world heavyweight titles.

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Hearn, in a recent interview with BoxingScene, explained that Joshua-Wilder was a contest where the overall revenue (after all expenses) would fall around $40 million.

Based on that calculation, Hearn believes the offer of $12.5 million to Wilder is "more than fair."

DiBella, who works closely with Widler and his adviser Al Haymon, says the offer of $50 million is a clear indication that Wilder and his team are aggressively pursuing this fight.

"An offer went out from Deontay and his entire team, to Hearn and Joshua. The fight would take place at the end of the year, no rematch clause... And we're taking all of the risk.... $50 million against 50%. If the fight does $40 million then he still gets $50 million. If it does $200 million he gets $100 million. It's $50 million guaranteed. Let's see who wants to make the fight. We're trying to make the biggest fight of this generation - that's what this is. We're not undervaluing his guy. We've made an incredibly aggressive and fair offer," DiBella told BoxingScene.com.

"If Anthony Joshua wants to fight Deontay Wilder, he now has an extraordinary offer to accept."

If a deal is not reached for the unification, Hearn has already confirmed that Joshua would likely satisfy his mandatory obligation to the WBA by fighting Alexander Povetkin. The sanctioning body has already ordered Joshua and Povetkin to face each other.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jas on 07-02-2018

[QUOTE=Motorcity Cobra;18706223]Hearn just sent Povetkin that contract express shipping :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:[/QUOTE] So true .

Comment by JRB123 on 05-12-2018

Wow. You actually feel good posting this nonsense. I feel sorry for you. You actually think that you really said something here. My goodness. The hilarity here is prevalent.

Comment by Curt Henning on 05-01-2018

[QUOTE=cameltoe;18725173]The offer came only from Wilder. Not Haymon, Finkel or Showtime. Pure PR fiction.[/QUOTE] tell me you arent really this stupid...please...someone tell me....

Comment by Curt Henning on 05-01-2018

[QUOTE=JRB123;18724872]ROTFLMAO Pitiful mortal. The lack of sense within you is prevalent. I am entertained by the comedy that you have presented. Let's get at what you stated here "he has al haymon and showtime behind him...al got 500 mil for…

Comment by cameltoe on 04-30-2018

[QUOTE=Curt Henning;18724776]you sir are a complete idiot wilders previous purses and opponents all go out the window when you bring joshua into the equation joshua is not stiverne...joshua isnt povetkin..joshua isnt frenchie...joshua is supposed to be world superstar...joshua is not…

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