Hearn To Make New Offer For Joshua-Wilder
Even though Jarrell Miller isn’t begging for a shot, the fighter is still the “break glass” option for Eddie Hearn as Anthony Joshua’s next opponent.
With Hearn looking to send a “new offer” to Wilder and his team, the Matchroom Boxing impresario is looking at the potential of a Miller and Joshua clash in the United States.
When asked by the Daily Star about where things stand for a Joshua-Wilder fight, the promoter claimed that, “we want to talk about the fight, we are interested, but they won’t meet me”
When asked about the particulars, Hearn claimed that “it could be an increase in the basic fee, it could be a bigger split, it could be a bit of both.”
“I feel like we have to go back now and keep trying because we want to make this fight next… I can’t just agree to their $50m offer because it doesn’t work like that.”
With that being said, Hearn is looking at Miller being the best next thing for Joshua, even claiming Joshua would come to the States for it.
“If Anthony is going to box in America and it’s not against Wilder, we want to come to the Barclays Center and we would love that to be against Miller, Hearn said following Miller’s win on April 28th.
“The WBA have called Alexander Povetkin as the mandatory but they will probably allow an exception so we could fight Miller as a voluntary.
“Obviously making the Wilder fight is our priority, but Joshua-Miller here would be a big one.”
Original Story: The Daily Star