Wilder Makes $50 Million Offer To Joshua
Deontay Wilder has finally sent his counter offer to Anthony Joshua.
Per a report from Sky Sports, Joshua was offered a guaranteed purse of $50 million by Deontay Wilder’s team to secure a heavyweight title unification fight.
While it may be a serious offer, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn called it a “a wonderful PR move” by Wilder’s team.
Wilder put the offer and a 24 hour time limit, in a video posted on his Instagram.
@anthony_joshua Mate! I sent this personally this time just so there’s no miscommunication. Tell @eddiehearn to let you personally check his email this time. Btw I sent Your manager Rob McCracken the email as well. I’m looking forward to our meeting in the ring #KingVs#King #BombZquad #TheRealestChampionInTheBusiness
WBC champion Deontay Wilder was offered a flat fee of 12.5 million by Hearn recently but the American’s handlers have made a counter proposal.
“I got something special for you. And by the way, all the money’s in the bag so I expect you to be a man of your word.”
Wilder would then cut to a video of Joshua in a recent interview claiming that “I’ll take 50 million up front. If that’s the case, Wilder’s team bring me 50 million up front and we’ll take the fight.”
Wilder then added: “I’ll see you soon then.”
Shelley Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager, confirmed the fee offer, telling Sky Sports: “We made an offer to Joshua to fight Deontay in his next fight and we offered him 50 million dollars. He accepts it, it will be there. Al Haymon (Wilder’s other manager) and I have never not delivered what we offered.
“I’ve made an offer, he can either accept it or not. He said 50 million, that’s more than double he’s ever made. If he wants the fight, that’s it.”
Hearn told Sky Sports: “We don’t how real it is. Deontay Wilder’s sent the letter and said ‘you’ve got to sign the contract tomorrow and there’s a fight’. We haven’t had a contract yet. It’s a wonderful PR move but we’ll see.
“It’s very nice of Deontay to make that offer, we need to see how secure that is, we need to see a contract, we want to know where it is and quite a lot of other things as well. But we’re definitely interested to look at those numbers.”
Original Story: Sky Sports