Joshua Signing Deal For Wilder In April
Eddie Hearn told reporters this week that Anthony Joshua will sign on the dotted line for a potential fight against Deontay Wilder at Wembley Stadium on April 13th.
Last week, Joshua announced a two fight deal with the stadium, the first an September 22nd date with an alleged WBA mandatory title defense against Alexander Povetkin, the other on April 13th.
Hearn remains hopeful that Wilder will be across the ring from Joshua next Spring, and is signing the contract for an April showdown.
“I’m pretty confident,” Hearn told Sky Sports News. “I think at the moment he’s [Wilder] throwing his toys out of the pram, and eventually we hope he’ll come to his senses.
“I spoke to Anthony yesterday and I think what we’re going to do is all the terms that were agreed by Deontay Wilder have now been put into the contract. They’ve had them now for over a month, and they haven’t done anything, so I think what we’re going to do, we’re going to sign the contract.
“Anthony Joshua says let’s sign the contract and put it in front of them, rather than them thinking that we’re bluffing for some bizarre reason, or we don’t want the fight.
Hearn also told Sky Sports that, Joshua is also looking to make all of this official in the next week or so.
“Anthony’s going to have a press conference for his next fight next week and he’ll be in America as well,” the Matchroom CEO said this week. “And it will be good to go out there and say we’ve done all we can.”
“You’ve agreed these terms, we’ve now even signed the contract, so fingers crossed, April 13 at Wembley will be Joshua against Wilder.”
Intitial Report: Sky Sports