Wilder Won’t Fight AJ Unless It’s 50-50
Deontay Wilder is not interested in fighting Anthony Joshua unless both heavyweight champions are getting an even split of the pie.
Last week, Wilder announced his intentions to remain with Showtime for his next fight against Dominc Beazeale on May 18th, passing up an alleged $100 million offer by DAZN.
The offer from the Perform Group owned platform would see Wilder face Joshua twice with a flat fee of $40 million a fight, but did not inform the WBC champion what Joshua would make each fight.
“Loyalty is everything, it’s the foundation of success,” Wilder said to The Schmo.
“How can you do negotiations, a deal, if we don’t know what the other party is doing? Whatever the fight was worth, let’s say $3, and you give me $1 and he gets the rest of the pot – I’m lowering my standards. That’s not right to me. Like I said, and I’ll say it again, the only way this fight is going to happen is if it’s 50/50. I don’t care what it is,” Wilder explained.
“At this point in time it ain’t even about the belts. I’m the hottest, most talked about fighter in the world right now and I got one belt. I got the one belt that means more than all the other belts. That’s that green WBC belt. The most precious and beautiful belt in boxing. Every great fighter has had this belt. If they want to correct, it’s going to be right down the line.”
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