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Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua Seeks Unification Bout With Wilder

Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua Seeks Unification Bout With Wilder

Eniola Awokoya

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, is said to be in talks with colleague Deontay Wilder, about unifying their belts.

The highly anticipated bout which is expected to gather millions of views around the world and generate millions of Dollars, was announced by Joshua’s manager, Eddie Hearn.

Deontay Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, had claimed they were offered an £8.8 million flat fee for the fight to happen, however, Joshua’s team denied this.

Hearn denied making the ‘Bronze Bomber’ this ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer, to unify Wilder’s WBC Heavyweight belt with Joshua’s IBF, WBA, IBO AND WBO belts.

Finkel told the Telegraph on Thursday that: “It was a take-it-or-leave-it offer.
“We will respond appropriately in the next day or so with our counter offer. If Joshua is serious, we will take the fight.

“Deontay wants this fight. He doesn’t want anyone else.”

However, Hearn has now taken to Twitter to deny those claims from Wilder’s side about the apparent offer.

When asked if he had made a ‘take it or leave it 20 per cent split offer’, AJ’s promoter simply replied: “No.”

After defeating Joseph Parker in Cardiff last month to secure the WBO heavyweight belt, it was inevitable that Joshua would next meet Deontay Wilder to finally unify all the belts and find an undisputed heavyweight champion.