Anthony Joshua Wants Wilder In September
Anthony Joshua has set a September target date for his heavyweight unification battle with Deontay Wilder
Following Wilder rejecting the initial offer from Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn, Wilder and his management team will be sending a counter offer in the next few days.
In an interview with Sportsmail, Hearn confirmed that he and Joshua are hoping to set up a two fight arrangement, beginning with a September fight at Wembley Stadium.
Hearn told Sportsmail: ‘The fight itself is a fascinating one and there are many places and ways to do it. Anthony feels strongly that after all we have built here in the UK, this is where the first one should be – ideally September at Wembley Stadium but we will see.’
Wilder has been willing to come to the United Kingdom to unify he WBC title and Joshua’s IBF, WBA, WBO titles.
Hearn said: ‘Whether that fight happens next or the fight after depends solely on the American.
“I saw many reports this week about the amount of money in this fight. This week we submitted an offer of more than five times his highest purse and we will continue dialogue over the next couple of weeks to try to get this done.”
“I am not going to talk further on the offer for now as I have learnt from past mistakes that trying to goad a potential opponent, it can sometimes backfire and they can end up choosing an alternative fight for considerably less money.”
Original Story: Daily Mail