Hearn Frustrated By Silence From Wilder’s Team
Earlier this week Eddie Hearn claimed that he made a “much-improved offer” for an April heavyweight unification fight to WBC champion Deontay Wilder to face Anthony Joshua.
Yet, according to Hearn, all advances from his side to make the fight happen have fallen on deaf ears.
“We keep requesting these meetings and they don’t want them to take place, which is a bit strange when you’re talking about the biggest fight in world boxing,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
“We wrote to (Wilder’s camp) after our fight with Povetkin and said we need to make our move soon because of mandatories in place for April 13, so could we have a meeting,” Hearn added.
“They got back and said no, we’re not interested in meeting you, make us an offer and we’ll let you know.
“We went back and made a much-improved offer from the first one – this one with a percentage split – a very attractive offer and then requested a meeting, but they turned round and said ‘no, we won’t meet you.’”
Wilder has been calling out Joshua, going as far as to call him a coward on Good Morning Britain, and has not wanted to negotiate a deal until his December 1st title defense against Tyson Fury, while Hearn and Joshua are not looking to play the waiting game, which may lead to Dillian Whyte facing Joshua.
Initial Report: Sky Sports