Hearn/AJ Make New Offer To Wilder
Eddie Hearn looked to make the case of his heavyweight Dillian Whyte this week at the WBC convention in Kiev, Ukraine.
Hearn is hoping to have Whyte be the next man up to face who ever walks out of the WBC title showdown between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury on December 1st.
And while Dominic Breazeale is in-line to be the “mandatory” challenger for the title, Hearn feels that fight won’t happen for a while.
“I think Dillian needs to challenge Joshua,” Hearn said in an interview regarding the heavyweight championship situation. “We’ve put our case into the WBC but ultimately Breazeale is going to be mandatory, but when is he going to be mandatory? If there’s a rematch of Wilder-Fury, they’d allow that as well. I think if Wilder wins there will be no rematch, but if Fury wins there will be a rematch.”
Hearn would also claim that while he’s championing Whyte, he’s also made a new offer to the current WBC king for an April 13th showdown against Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium.
“We made a new offer yesterday, an improved offer for the 13th of April which this time was a percentage offer, but we’ll see,” he continued. “We asked for a meeting at the beginning of October because my dad [Barry] was in New York and Shelley [Finkel] said no. It’s so frustrating because some people in the public say, ‘You’re ducking Wilder.’ We’re calling them saying can we have a meeting and Shelley will come back saying, ‘Well you don’t want the fight.’
‘Why am asking to meet you in New York? “I’m not doing it for a laugh.”
“He said, ‘Make an offer, and we can have a meeting.’ So I’ve done that, now hopefully we can have a meeting.”
Hearn returns to the United States as Jarrell Miller faces Tomasz Adamek, and could only laugh at what he saw from Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s New York presser.
“I thought it was painful to watch yesterday [in New York],” he said. “There’s wasn’t anyone there, and also they’re backstage laughing and joking and then they come out and do all this, but regardless of the build-up, it’s a really good fight to find out who the second best heavyweight in the world is.”
Quotes Via: Boxing Scene