Wilder Accepts Joshua’s Challenge To Fight At Wembley
It seems that despite Eddie Hearn’s claims, Deontay Wilder’s team is ready to “walk the walk” as they’ve made it clear they’re readyto make a deal for a Anthony Joshua-Wilder fight in the United Kingdom.
Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel confirmed in an interview with the Telegraph newspaper, Monday, after promoter Eddie Hearn stressed the need to get the fight signed for this year.
Per the Telegraph, Wilder is open to accept at 60/40 split, with a two fight deal set for Wembley Stadium and a rematch in either Las Vegas, Nevada or New York City.
“We are really glad that Anthony Joshua said for the first time ‘I will fight Deontay next…’ and we believe he is a man of his word. Deontay accepts the challenge,” Finkel told Telegraph Sport.
Finkel stated to The Telegraph that he is looking to make contact with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport later this week to stress the commitment Wilder has in making this fight happen. “We want to make it public that Deontay wants the fight, and we are prepared to come over, or meet here and get the deal done. Deontay is ready to sign and come to the UK to fight this summer.”
Finkel, who has the authority to get the fight locked in on Wilder’s side told The Telegraph: “We’re ready. Let’s do it. And anyway, unification fights always trump mandatories. A unification between Wilder and Joshua would push the mandatories back.
“Assuming it will be Wembley Stadium in the summer, we are ready, and if they are ready as they say they are, we want to get it done. We want the fight, they want the fight, the public wants the fight. There is nothing to stop it going ahead.”
Original Story: The Telegraph