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Wilder: Eddie Hearn is Not a Guy That You Can Trust

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is sticking to his guns when it comes to the terms of a potential unification with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs).

Joshua will return on September 22nd, when he defends his belts against WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in London.

There is already a date for Joshua's next fight, April 13, also at Wembley.

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Wilder's handlers were in talks with Hearn to make a fight for the fall.

The two sides were unable to reach an agreement - and then Joshua decided to go with his mandatory obligation against Povetkin.

Initially, Wilder's team offered Joshua a guarantee of $50 million to do the fight in the United States.

Joshua rejected the terms, and said he was willing to take less in order to stage the fight in the UK.

A counter-offer was sent back, with a guarantee of $15 million to Wilder.

Wilder claims the he accepted the terms and was willing to fight Joshua on UK soil - but he indicates that there were certain details missing from the contract that was issued from Hearn. He says details were missing like like the fight date and venue.

 The unbeaten puncher still believes that Hearn and Joshua had no intention of making the fight for the fall.

"We all were going in skeptical about it because you can't trust Eddie Hearn," Wilder told ESPN's "The Boxing Beat."

"Eddie Hearn is not a guy that you can trust, it's just point blank and period about that. Every time we did something, they wanted to come back and serve the ball like we were playing tennis or something. We were trying to get the deal done, as you can see. We did everything, we did everything."

Wilder is going to fight in the coming months, potentially against his current mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Oshio on 07-20-2018

I don't understand what Wilder mean by "Everybody can see that we tried"? How is this true? Oh, has he given up on the fight already

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 07-20-2018

Not that there hasn't been a little b.s. from both sides in this back n' forth... but Wilder just needs to stop all the whining and sign for this one. HE isn't bigger than boxing like he thinks he is.…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 07-19-2018

[QUOTE=peplz;18950774]Of course he didn't fight for the flat fee. He had already been offered a 50/50 deal. It was pretty much public information that Pacquiao had been getting advances on future earnings from Bob Arum and that he was not…

Comment by champion4ever on 07-19-2018

[QUOTE=peplz;18950287]Correction to whoever wrote this article; Wilder was offered 12.5 million initially to fight Joshua in the UK which he rejected. He then sent Anthony Joshua an email claiming that he had 50 million dollars to bring the fight to…

Comment by cameltoe on 07-19-2018

[QUOTE=allen23;18950528]you just made my argument for me..i agree he has not being getting paid what he is worth and is now asking for what he deserves. your timeline on the contract is laughable to be honest considering the changes that…

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