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Wilder: I've Agreed To Joshua Fight In UK, Ball In Their Court!

By Elliot Foster

Deontay Wilder has gone way to confirming reports about a fight with Anthony Joshua.

The WBC world heavyweight champion had, according to reports, agreed to a two-fight deal to take on the WBA Super, IBO, IBF and WBO champion, 29, in the UK next.

And Wilder, just as the news broke courtesy of ESPN's Dan Rafael, shed some more light on the rumours, taking to social media to firm them up.

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“Breaking news for all you Anthony Joshua fans,” he tweeted.

“The $50million offer for him to fight me next in the US is still available. Today, I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK.

“If he prefers the fight in the UK, the ball is in their court. It’s up to them to choose.”

A fight between Wilder and Joshua has long been mooted, but it appeared that Olympic gold medallist Joshua would return in the autumn –– September 29 at Wembley Stadium in London had been mentioned –– potentially against WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin of Russia.

However, it now seems the fight the world wants to see is imminent, with Wilder and his team now awaiting contracts to be sent to them by Joshua and co.

Terms for the first fight in the UK have already been agreed, as have the terms for a US return.

A date and venue for the fight are to be confirmed, with further details to be revealed in due course.

Joshua was last seen in action back in March, when he unified his four titles with a twelve round unanimous decision over Joseph Parker at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

For his part, Wilder was also last seen in March at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, when he recovered from being badly hurt in the seventh round to score a tenth round knockout of undefeated Cuban challenger Luis Ortiz.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Jkp on 08-06-2018

[QUOTE=EnglishOxide;18992236]Do you really believe Whyte ducked Pulev? If he fought Pulev he would have made £300k. By fighting Parker he made £1m at least and more respect. What would you do in that situation?[/QUOTE] He also ducked ortiz, wbc ordered…

Comment by GGG Gloveking on 08-05-2018

[QUOTE=Jkp;18998384]I dont think you understand how a purse bid works. You aren't supposed to just pull out of the fight because you lose it.[/QUOTE] Eddie lowballed a purse bid. Imagine that...:rofl:

Comment by Jkp on 08-05-2018

[QUOTE=daggum;18997936]he ducked pulev by fighting someone better and for more money? dear god that word has lost all meaning. Pulev is entitled to 75 percent of the winning bid ($1,125,083.25), and Whyte will receive the remaining 25 percent ($375,027.75). hearn…

Comment by daggum on 08-05-2018

[QUOTE=Jkp;18992214]I hope it's ambition, and not Eddie hearn creating excuses for aj to avoid wilder. Whyte clearly ducked pulev. So his ambition seems to be very limited to what suits Eddie hearn and AJ He lost the purse bid. And…

Comment by Jkp on 08-05-2018

[QUOTE=Ray*;18992382]Only idiots would think Whyte is a bus boy for Joshua. The man literally hates Joshua. So no I don’t subscribe to that idiocy. Whyte had his own path and his promoter was willing to put his money down to…

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