Wilder: Joshua fight will definitely happen

By Daily Sports on April 30, 2018

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Deontay Wilder says he does not believe his unification fight with Anthony Joshua is in any doubt, despite his $50m offer not being accepted by his prospective opponent’s team.

This week, Wilder offered Joshua $50m to accept the fight and set him a deadline of Thursday to make a decision.

Joshua responded to Wilder on Instagram, saying: “let’s roll”. But despite the Briton’s apparent willingness to fight, the deadline came and went without a deal.

Wilder beat Luis Ortiz in his latest outing to take his career record to 40-0 with 39 knockouts

However, despite the latest hurdle in negotiations, Wilder – the WBC heavyweight champion – is sure the fight is still going to go ahead.

When asked about stepping into the ring with Joshua, the American said: “It will definitely happen.” He then added: “If Joshua and his team are smart enough, they’ll take this fight and take it soon.”

The deadline to accept the bout was allowed to lapse after Joshua’s promoter

Eddie Hearn said negotiations with Wilder’s camp were “bizarre”.

He told Sky Sports News: “It’s all very bizarre. I returned the email of Deontay Wilder and said we are very interested in making this fight, please send us a draft contract.

“He replied and said: ‘You have to accept the fight and then we will send you the contract’. I’ve never known anything so bizarre since I’ve worked in boxing.

“It’s always nice to call someone’s bluff. What we’ve done is called their bluff here, and they won’t even meet to talk about the deal.”

Joshua holds the three belts not in Wilder’s possession – the IBF, WBA and WBO belts – meaning the fight would provide both men with a rare opportunity to unite the heavyweight division. (Sky Sports)

•Photo shows Wilder

Source Daily Sports

Posted April 30, 2018

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