Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Wilder Manager: If Joshua Wants It, Why Doesn’t He Do Anything?

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

ANTHONY JOSHUA must plead with Eddie Hearn to make a deal with Deontay Wilder.

The American’s manager Shelly Finkel believes Hearn’s influence over the WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF champion has blocked the fight from happening.

Wilder faces Joshua’s fellow Brit Tyson Fury in the early hours of tomorrow as they tussle it out for the WBC title.

wilder-fury (25)_1

But if he wins in style the calls for him to face Joshua on April 13 at Wembley next year will grow even louder.

Wilder’s team offered Joshua around $50 million to face him earlier this year but the offer was rejected as Hearn questioned where the funds were coming from.

Finkel said: “If Joshua wants it, why doesn’t he do anything?

 

“He is the one who takes the humiliation when people say it to him. Why doesn’t he say, ‘Eddie, I don’t care if I can make half a million more, or less, get me that fight’.

“Money always matters. In real terms he should just say, ‘Make the fight, give Deontay a deal that I can live with and he can live with’.

“He fought for less against Povetkin, a lot less. Probably half of what we offered.”

Finkel reckons they may have to wait until September for the fight, with Joshua likely to fight Dillian Whyte in April.

He added: “If he wants to fight Whyte, let him fight Whyte. Five percent of the public wanted that. Then we’ll fight you in September.”

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury pits the WBC Heavyweight World Champion Wilder against the lineal heavyweight champion Fury on SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, December 1 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The PPV undercard begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature unbeaten unified super welterweight world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn, Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz facing-off against Travis Kauffman and rising undefeated heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by genrick on 12-08-2018

The world turned upside down with these clowns. The A-side is the one who should do something. Not the B-side, who's now holding a gift title. Kills me with these greedy mofos.

Comment by smfmikejohn on 12-08-2018

No ****....thats why i didnt say him..

Comment by GGG Gloveking on 12-07-2018

Isn't Hearn the one that refused a meeting, saying he was afraid of saying "Shirley Winkle"? But, Wilders team won't meet, doe :dunce:

Comment by Noelanthony on 12-07-2018

[QUOTE=smfmikejohn;19321810]Ohhh you mad bro lol....you kniw it was a stupid offer lol..parker got 32% and i wonder how much povetkin got...who will bring in a bigger crowd in the u.k parker, povetkin, or wilder.[/QUOTE] Fury:boxing::boxing:

Comment by smfmikejohn on 12-03-2018

Ohhh you mad bro lol....you kniw it was a stupid offer lol..parker got 32% and i wonder how much povetkin got...who will bring in a bigger crowd in the u.k parker, povetkin, or wilder.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (70)
Top Headlines Shohjahon Ergashev Demolishes Ruiz in One Round Junior Fa Feels Ready For Parker, Giovanni De Carolis Wins Big Rocky Fielding: I Can't Think About Judging Of Canelo Fight Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Edges Jesse Hart To Retain WBO Title Canelo Calls Small Scab Under Right Eye 'Just A Little Scratch' Lemieux: Fielding Not Dangerous; Won't Last Once Canelo Connects Canelo Open To Moving Back Up To 168 Pounds For Right Fights Daily Bread Mailbag: Lomachenko-Davis, Wilder-Fury, More Frank Warren: Billy Joe Saunders is Inspired By Tyson Fury Sunny Edwards Already Plotting Future World Title Hunt Joseph Parker Back in Force, Crushes Alexander Flores in Three Amir Khan: I Give Fielding No Chance, Canelo is a Beast Canelo's Promoter: Jacobs, Golovkin Have To Get in Line Canelo Needs To Face a Legitimate Threat in Near Future Gilberto Ramirez: I'll Go To 175, I'm Ready To Challenge Gvozdyk News: Raeese Aleem, Abraham Nova, Peres-Daniels Rematch Gilberto Ramirez Retains, Majority Nod Over Jesse Hart Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart II - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gervonta Davis vs. Abner Mares Heads To San Diego, Feb. 9 Fielding: Canelo is a Big Challenge - But One I Look Forward To Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart - LIVE Results From Texas Hearn: If Wilder Doesn't Want Joshua - Nothing We Can Do Samuel Clarkson vs. Ryad Merhy in Charleroi, Belgium David Benavidez Back in Action on Spence vs. Garcia Card De La Hoya: I Built Golden Boy, White Had Fertittas To Build UFC Canelo: I'll Return To 160, But We Can Do Fights Between 160-168 Photos: Katie Taylor, Eva Wahlstrom - On Point For Showdown Photos: Tevin Farmer, Francisco Fonseca - Ready For Title Clash Photos: Canelo, Rocky Fielding - Ready For Battle at MSG Canelo-Fielding Weigh-In Results From Madison Square Garden Bradley Skeete Will Now Headline ESPN+ Card From Brentwood Dehydrated Lemieux Hospitalized, Won't Fight Tureano Johnson Brett Yormark Leads New Advisory Board For Haymon Sports Photos: Manny Pacquiao Raising His Intensity Level in Camp News: Jason Welborn, Zachary Ochoa, Bowen-Clark, Yarde, More De La Hoya: This Fight Can Be Very Dangerous For Canelo Mauricio Herrera Aims To "Mentally" Break Sadam Ali Deontay Wilder: I've Had Seven Surgeries on My Arm Charlo: Sooner or Later, Canelo & GGG Have To Answer To Me! Canelo vs. Fielding Nearly Got Derailed By Passport Mix-Up
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement