Hearn To Offer Wilder $15M For April Fight With Joshua
A day after the WBA would try and force Anthony Joshua’s hand, Eddie Hearn confirmed that Alexander Povetkin is the next opponent for Anthony Joshua.
And while the pivot towards a September 22nd clash with Povetkin has left the WBC heavyweight champion and his team fuming, Hearn has attempted to smooth things over with an offer for an April 13, 2019 clash at Wembley Stadium against Joshua.
The Matchroom Boxing boss would tell reporters this week that he would give Deontay Wilder a two fight deal worth $20 million, which would see Wilder fight Dominic Breazeale or a mutually agreed upon challenger, followed by the April showdown with Joshua.
Wilder would earn $5 Million for the fight with the first opponent, and $15 million guaranteed for the Joshua fight.
Per Boxing Scene, there is a one-way rematch clause on the table, that would see the two world heavyweight champions fight in the United States, but only valid for Joshua if he were to lose to the “Bronze bomber.”