Following AJ’s seventh-round-knockout win over Robert Helenius, the talk immediately turned towards the prospect of a Wilder fight.
The latter, however, has not fought in around a year since he stopped Helenius in the first round.
Although Wilder is keen to have a bout before a potential Joshua fight, Hearn is eager to put the agreement in place before then.
“If we don’t get that Wilder fight in the next, and I’m not putting a time frame on it, but, I don’t know, two or three weeks, which is no reason why we shouldn’t, we may start looking at a fight in November, December,” Hearn
Hearn also expanded on how he has visited Saudi Arabia in order to get a deal over the line. But in reality, no formal offer has been received for both boxers to sign.
Therefore, there is still some way to go before the fight can become a reality. And yet, there appears to be a willingness from all those involved to make it happen.
“I’ve been to Saudi Arabia twice to negotiate this fight. “My instructions from Anthony Joshua. I want to fight Deontay Wilder.’ The only way this fight doesn’t happen is if the Saudis don’t deliver the fight. We just need to sign the contracts and go through the procedures to get that done,” Hearn said