Wilder To Reject $100 Million DAZN Offer
Per DAZN analyst and Sports Illustrated columnist, Chris Mannix, Wilder is expected to reject DAZN’s offer of $100 million dollars, and announce his network decision at Tuesday’s press conference at Barclays Center
Deontay Wilder will formally announce his network decision on Tuesday, but expectation is that he will reject @DAZN_USA‘s offer, sources tell @SInow. DAZN has aggressively pursued Wilder in the last week, offering him a multi-fight deal that would well exceed $100 million.
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) March 14, 2019
On Wednesday, it was reported that Deontay Wilder was offered $50 million by DAZN to join their platform on a two fight deal. Now, less than a day later, that offer has doubled.
Per Mike Coppinger of The Ring, Wilder was offered a $100 million deal for three fights by DAZN rep John Skipper.
Also to be clear: Wilder very well may continue to fight on Showtime/FOX. Time will tell what decision is made
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) March 14, 2019
For Wilder, this would not only mean major money for a May 18th clash with Dominic Breazeale, but a long awaited showdown with fellow unified champion Anthony Joshua.
While both Wilder and Joshua have fights coming up in the next three months, if Wilder stops Breazeale and Joshua defeats Jarrell Miller, a fight that has been two years in the making, may come to pass this fall.
Per the Metro, Wilder would make $20 million to fight Breazeale this Spring, with a clash with Joshua in November or December set at $40 million for the first fight and another $40 for a rematch.
Wilder has until Tuesday to make his choice, as his team scheduled a press conference for March 19th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn to make his fight with Dominic Breazeale official.