BREAKING: Deontay Wilder & Anthony Joshua Agree To Terms On Fight
What boxing fans have been waiting for is finally here.
Anthony Joshua’s eagerly anticipated showdown with Deontay Wilder looks set to take place later this year, after it was reported that the Bronze Bomber has signed the fight contract, according to ESPN’s Dan Rafael.
Here we go!!!! Deontay Wilder has accepted the terms offered to him by Anthony Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn for them to meet in the United Kingdom for the undisputed heavyweight championship this fall, Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager, told ESPN on… https://t.co/kofDN7ZwiW
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) June 11, 2018
“Deontay Wilder has accepted the terms offered to him by Anthony Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn for them to meet in the United Kingdom for the undisputed heavyweight championship this fall, Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager, told ESPN on Monday night. “We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the U.K.. Deontay has accepted his terms to fight in the U.K. Deontay sent an email to Joshua (Sunday) night and I sent one today to Barry Hearn and Eddie telling them that we officially accept the offer to fight under the terms they gave us and to send us the contract,” Finkel said. Finkel said that the offer is a two-fight deal with terms also agreed to for a rematch that would take place in the United States.”
Wilder took to social media to set the record straight and confirm to his fans that the showdown is on:
Dear @anthony_joshua Fans, Since your acting Dumb, Delusional or just plain Stupid here you go…. 🚨 BREAKING NEWS🚨 The $50M offer for Joshua to fight me next in the U.S. is still available to him if he wants it. In addition to that, today I agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the U.K. If Joshua prefers the fight in the U.K., the ball is in their court. It’s up to them to choose U.S. or U.K. I’M IN‼