Hearn: Wilder Doesn’t Want Joshua Fight

After Deontay Wilder brought up concerns with the contract sent to him for a unification fight with Anthony Joshua, Eddie Hearn has urged him to “stick to the facts.”

The WBC champion was sent terms by Hearn last week, but has yet to sign it. Hearn, who promotes Joshua, responded to criticisms from Joshua.

“Let’s just stick to facts. We made them an offer firstly, they didn’t even reply,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“They made us an offer, we asked to see a contract, they refused to send one. We made them another offer, after nearly four weeks they accepted and asked for a contract and we sent them one. If they want the fight they will sign it.”

On Sunday, Wilder insisted he would be willing to sacrifice immediate rewards in order for the fight to go ahead

While Wilder awaits his demands to be met, Joshua and Hearn continue to set terms for a September 22nd clash with WBA mandatory Alexander Povetkin.

“I can’t quite make out whether people are lying to Deontay about the negotiations or he is just completely deluded,” Hearn said on Sunday.

“I saw an interview with him yesterday saying he is actually two people, Deontay Wilder and The Bronze Bomber so I’m siding with deluded. It’s not complicated – we have set out the terms of the deal, we put it in a contract and sent it to him.”

“The proof is in the resumes and at this stage I believe Deontay and his team do not want this fight.


Original Post: Sky Sports

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