Joshua offered $50m to fight Wilder in the US

Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder
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28 April, 2018

Deontay Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel says they have offered a $50m "take it or leave it" offer to fight Anthony Joshua, and want a response within 24 hours.

'Anthony, get over with your man Eddie and Barry Hearn and tell them to check their emails, ' he said in a video.

"No disrespect to Deontay but I don't believe he has that kind of money so I want to know where it's coming from and who is paying it". What they have done here is that they are banking on the fight could make $70m and he gets $20m against the $12.5 that we offered him.

Hearn has also appeared to be steering Joshua, a native of England who has yet to make his US debut, against unbeaten Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller this summer in Brooklyn, New York. I assure you that we're serious and we would be glad to sit down with you and provide proper security for the funding and work out all the details.

"Not this weekend, but if the money is there and the venue is to our liking, the money is secure and the other rights are taken care of there is a real strong chance this fight could happen", Hearn said.

Hearn said he was "dfinitely interested" in the proposal but added that it felt like a PR stunt. If you've got it - show us it and then we can talk. It has got to be the United Kingdom for this fight, or possibly Vegas.

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"He wants to know if it's real".

Telli - a former star of U.S. reality show WAGs Atlanta - shared a video of her partner calling out the Watford-born power puncher.

Lou DiBella, who has promoted many of Wilder's recent fights working closely with adviser Al Haymon, told BoxingScene.com on Wednesday that Wilder's counter offer proves just how much they value Joshua's current standing as the biggest fighter globally in the sport.

Wilder's promotional team appear to have come up with mega-money for the bout though Joshua's boss Eddie Hearn has his doubts. I actually received an email from Deontay Wilder, offering Anthony $50m for the fight and he has to agree to the fight tomorrow (Thursday),' he told Sky Sports.

"I was walking along the canal with my dog at the time and thought "What a fat pig I am, look at the state of me".

It should also overrule any mandatory defences for WBC holder Wilder and IBF, WBA "Super" and WBO owner Joshua.


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