Wilder Waits For New Contract From Joshua

While the list of contenders looking to steal his seat grows, Deontay Wilder awaits a revised contract from Anthony Joshua.

Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel spoke with World Boxing News following comments by Joshua during a BBC Radio interview.

Joshua is completely confident that a fight will happen on April 13th at Wembley Stadium, which Finkel wants clarification on.

“I’m happy he said the fight will 100% happen because Deontay wants the fight if the conditions are right,” Finkel exclusively told World Boxing News.

“But what we need now is to see the terms of the deal. If everything has been addressed and all impediments have been taken out from the last contract, then we can begin to see where we stand.

Asked whether a TV deal was standing in the way of an agreement, Finkel replied: “The TV deal on the UK side of things is not an issue but we need those original points addressed before we can look at making a deal or not.

“We haven’t heard from Eddie or anyone from Team Joshua since they decided to fight Alexander Povetkin (on September 22) and the signed portion of the contract they said exists we haven’t seen yet.

“Until we see the new contract there’s nothing else we can do. We just need them to show us the new deal so Deontay can agree to a fight in April at Wembley. Until then, there’s nothing else we can do.

“Make no mistake, Deontay wants this fight to happen,” added the manager.


Initial Report: World Boxing News


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