Ellerbe On Wilder Not Signing With DAZN: Brilliant

Co-Promoter of Deontay Wilder’s November 23rd WBC world heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz, Leonard Ellerbe felt the need to congratulate the current champion.

“I told Deontay Wilder this when I saw him last week. I congratulated him and applauded him for not taking the DAZN deal. That was the smartest move he has made in his entire career,” Ellerbe told BoxingScene.com. “He would have had a ceiling on the success that he could have on his events. There would have been a ceiling there on what he could make.”

The deal rumored to have been offered to Wilder was a four-fight $120 million deal that would have seen two of those fights be against rival and former unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

“He is in the driver’s seat. He put the onus on himself and he is betting on himself. You can never go wrong with that because you put it in your hands and in your control,” Ellerbe stated as Wilder makes his debut on Fox Sports Pay-Per-View against Ortiz from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Quotes: Boxing Scene

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