Wilder: Eddie Hearn is Untrustworthy
After failed negotiations to land a title unification bout with Anthony Joshua for September, the hope is that he and WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder can determine an undisputed champion in April.
During negotiations, Wilder and his team offered Joshua $50 million to bring the fight to the United States. Joshua rejected and his team countered with a deal that saw $15 million guaranteed to Wilder, as well as the WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO champion being willing to take less money in order to hold the fight in his homeland of the U.K.
Wilder claims he accepted the new terms, but he needed to hear back from Hearn on several details he says were missing in the contract, including a date and venue.
Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, has stated previously that Wilder will never get a 50-50 split with Joshua and that Joshua is a much bigger draw than the WBC champ. Now, Wilder is sticking to his guns and says he feels Joshua and Hearn, didn’t really want a September showdown with him at all.
“We all were going in skeptical about it because you can’t trust Eddie Hearn,” Wilder said. “Eddie Hearn is not a guy that you can trust, it’s just point blank and period about that. Every time we did something, they wanted to come back and serve the ball like we were playing tennis or something. We were trying to get the deal done, as you can see. We did everything, we did everything.”
Wilder, in the meantime, is looking at a potential WBC title defense against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale.
Original Story: Boxing Scene