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WBC Prez: Wilder-Joshua Deal Will Be Tough To Make

By Miguel Rivera

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman is not expecting the heavyweight unification between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua to get done anytime soon.

The two sides have been trying to reach an agreement for several weeks and time is now running out.

Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, is giving Wilder two weeks to agree to a deal - or they are moving forward, likely to WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.

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Wilder's handlers have presented a guaranteed offer of $50 million to get Joshua to the United States.

In a prior interview, Joshua said he would take the fight - if $50 million was offered to him.

But, after thinking it over, Joshua said he was comfortable with taking a pay cut in order to do the fight in the UK - and he's pretty firm on having the fight in the UK.

Wilder is not very keen on traveling over - after he offered Joshua his requested amount to fight on American soil.

Sulaiman has his doubts that a deal will be struck in the required time frame.

"Wilder is desperate to have that fight. They told him that if he wanted to, that he had to go to England and he said yes, and then they offered Joshua $50 million to come to the United States and everything has gotten complicated. Right now it seems that everything is stagnant. Those negotiations will be difficult," Sulaiman told ESPN Deportes.

Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title back in March, with a ten round stoppage of undefeated Luis Ortiz at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

And Joshua also fought in March, when he unified the WBO, WBA, IBO, IBF heavyweight titles with a twelve round unanimous decision victory over Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

Hearn is already holding talks with Povetkin's handlers - in order to have him in place to replace Wilder.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by evets on 06-10-2018

Love Warrens after the Fury fight just highlighting how full of **** all this was (which we all should have knew when it went from maybe povetkin and wilder contract signed before povetkin even if it would be after the…

Comment by NachoMan on 06-03-2018

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;18827456]What is quoted dummy? Most of my posts are far ahead of even what USUALLY happens ! Did you figure out that the guy running away from over TWENTY x his pay ( two fights ) is the one losing…

Comment by juggernaut666 on 06-03-2018

[QUOTE=NachoMan;18825302]Haha, ok. Seriously, nearly half of your posts have been quoted. This does not mean that they were in any way solid or insightful. It means that they are pure troll bait. Say stupid **** over and over and you…

Comment by NachoMan on 06-02-2018

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;18823416]And when you understand 50M Million can be generated by Joshua pretty quickly you will understand its the guy that cant generate outside 2 Million that is running away from SEVENTEEN times what his highest pay so far . Education…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 06-02-2018

[QUOTE=Manlikefemi;18824885]No one rates Wilder, however when you put Joshua and Wilder in a ring TOGETHER that becomes a attractive proposition. Joshua said 50M and he'll take the fight anywhere, he is a DAMNRIGHT LIER, even Eddie Hearn who is the…

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