Hearn Refuses To Wait On Wilder-Fury For AJ Talks

While Deontay Wilder prepares for his return to the ring, he and his team don’t want to head into negotiations with Anthony Joshua, Eddie Hearn isn’t looking to wait around.

Hearn, who acts as the promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, wants to establish a set of terms with Wilder’s team prior to his December 1st fight against Tyson Fury.

“What I want his legacy to be, which is something he shares, is to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, to be the undisputed champion is the ultimate goal, it might happen as soon as April 13,” Hearn told Sky Sports on a potential Wilder-Fury showdown at Wembley Stadium.

“We are starting the conversations now, I don’t want to wait and start from scratch on December 1 as then we’d be under pressure, I want to get a feel now and see what deal Wilder’s team may accept and then we can get somewhere close.

“It’s amazing to see this young man [Joshua] go from his O2 debut as a young kid out of the Olympics, to where he is now, the biggest figurehead in the sport of boxing, a trailblazer and the biggest idol, icon and ambassador in the sport. I’m very proud of him.”

If Wilder’s name is not on the bottom line, Dillian Whyte is next in line for a rematch of his 2015 knockout loss to Joshua.


Initial Report: Sky Sports

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