Wilder’s Team Calls Joshua Agreement “Null & Void”
Less than a few hours after Eddie Hearn announced Anthony Joshua’s intentions to sign the deal he sent Deontay Wilder a few weeks ago, Wilder’s camp came out in force against Hearn.
Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager told World Boxing News, that any deal discussed prior to Joshua’s new deal with Alexander Povetkin is null and void.
“We agreed to fight Anthony Joshua in his next fight in the U.K. for $15million flat. That is what we agreed to, we agreed to a flat fee so that we could fight him next,” Finkel exclusively told World Boxing News on Wednesday.
“Eddie Hearn sent a contract that he had no intention of honoring, he easily could have had September 22, 2018 and Wembley as the stadium in the agreement, he chose not to.
“The fact is, Anthony Joshua chose to fight Povetkin next, that’s his choice, so anything he sent us in that non-agreement is gone.”
In regards to new negotiations between both sides. Finkel added: “I don’t understand his sudden rush to sign an agreement now for April. He has a fight in September against Povetkin.
“There’s no rush now so he should concentrate on that.”
Initial Report: World Boxing News