Wilder Erupts on Hearn: You're a Disease, DAZN is Trash

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) has erupted on Eddie Hearn, who promotes IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs).

In the last few days, tensions have blown over - after the negotiations fell apart to finalize a unification between Wilder and Joshua.

Both sides were in serious discussions for several months, to finalize a deal for the fall.

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But their talks were shelved, after the World Boxing Association ordered Joshua to immediately reach a deal to make a mandatory title defense against Alexander Povetkin of Russia.

Joshua vs. Povetkin is now being targeted for September.

According to Hearn, they moved forward with Povetkin because Wilder took too long to sign the presented contract.

And according to Wilder's management, the contract was lacking some very crucial information and Hearn was not being responsive to their requests to obtain the information in question. 

Wilder is angry, because he accepted what he felt was "short money" and gave Joshua home soil advantage by agreeing to fight in the UK - and the deal still fell apart.

The initial offer to Joshua, to take the fight in the United States, was a $50 million guarantee with a 50-50 revenue split - which Joshua rejected, because he was determined to fight in the UK - even if it meant a significant cut in pay.

There is a new contract on the table, which sets the Joshua vs. Wilder bout for April of next year.

Joshua's team is claiming that all of the terms are the same with the exception of the date.

Hearn took to social media, pressuring Wilder to sign the contract for an April 2019 showdown with Joshua.

Wilder gave off a fiery response - not only taking shots at Hearn, but also ripping apart the DAZN - which is the new streaming service which Hearn recently partnered with in an eight year deal.

"Nah I’m good, you can 'kumbaya it. Go help those in need [with that contract money]. You got that new boxing app deznuts right! Man use it on that. You’ll need it to pay back all the money they loaned ya. No top US fighter signing [to fight on DAZN], that sh*t's trash. Besides, why would anyone sign with you? You purposely avoided [the unification]. $50M up front, with 50% split deal for your biggest client. You're a disease for the sport," Wilder stated.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ThelronMike on 08-09-2018

Who still want to defend this horse **** app after the announcement of Miller v Adamek?

Comment by IMDAZED on 07-03-2018

[QUOTE=Manlikefemi;18912502]Boxing is not a subscription driver and never has been. Wilder and Broner are the only two fighters who deliver the type of ratings Showtime would ideally want.[/QUOTE] But you’re wrong, particularly as it relates to Showtime.

Comment by Manlikefemi on 07-03-2018

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;18911470]Not a chance. Their boxing dud go down. Wayyy down. And they poured money into it, made organizational changes and brought it back up.[/QUOTE] Boxing is not a subscription driver and never has been. Wilder and Broner are the only…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 07-03-2018

[QUOTE=SUBZER0ED;18909399]I think Wilder referred to it as "Deez Nuts", Lol.[/QUOTE] I'd been calling it "Days Inn" since it launched. I honestly had no idea it was "Da Zone" until recently, and now its too late

Comment by IMDAZED on 07-03-2018

[QUOTE=Manlikefemi;18907420]But, CRUCIALLY, in regards to Boxing, DAZN have much more money available. Showtime's purpose is original programming not Boxing. They would ditch Boxing in a heartbeat if subs go down just like HBO have been doing, slowly cutting the budget…

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