Hearn Flying To U.S To Negotiate With Wilder
Eddie Hearn is traveling to New York City next week, not only for Daniel Jacobs return to the ring, but also to negotiate with Deontay Wilder’s team.
While Joshua is still waiting on Wilder’s counter-offer to a fee of $12.5 million dollars, Hearn is looking to take the next step while he’s in-town for business.
“We made an offer last week. We haven’t heard from them yet,” Hearn told Sky Sports News. “There’s been a bit of talking behind the scenes.
“I’m going to look to meet up with them in New York, get face to face with them, look into the whites of their eyes, and just see if we can make a deal. We’ve made an offer that we feel is substantial, if not we’re happy to talk about the numbers and look at their ideas as well.”
Joshua may also join the Matchroom Boxing head, to attend the Barclays Center card, which includes another potential opponent in Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller.
Even with a potential fight with Miller and WBA mandatory Alexander Povetkin, but Hearn knows where Joshua’s priorities are.
“Anthony’s made it clear – that’s the fight he wants next, the Deontay Wilder fight,” said Hearn.
“With these mandatories coming up as well, Povetkin, and the possible IBF mandatory, I’ve said before there’s not many opportunities to make an undisputed fight. Really the focus is for us to make the Deontay Wilder fight next.
“Generally from AJ’s side, from our side, from the team’s side, the Wilder fight is one we have no problems with at all. We’ve just got to find the right deal and we’ll be trying to do that next week in New York.”
Original Story: SKY Sports