According to a number of reviews, the negotiations between Anthony Joshua’s and Deontay Wilder’s representatives are progressing and ‘shifting in the proper course, however very slowly.’
Although the WBC World heavyweight champion and his managers have expressed their need to battle within the UK, it appears the greatest battle in world heavyweight boxing could possibly be staged in America instead of Wembley.
Lance Pugmire of the La Times writes:
“While Eddie Hearn, the promoter for England’s Joshua, instructed The Times final week that he believes the rightful website for the bout could be the house of the three-belt champion in England, the lively negotiation is linked to the assured $50 million supply to Joshua made by Wilder’s managers, Al Haymon and Shelly Finkel.
“That offer, according to one source connected to the negotiations, ‘presumes the fight is in the U.S. on pay-per-view during U.S. prime time … having the fight in the U.K. would mean no $50 million guarantee.’”
The WBA, WBO, IBF & IBO champion and Hearn are usually not towards the concept if the cash is true. When requested about doubtlessly preventing Wilder in America, Eddie Hearn stated the next:
“If it’s in America, okay it might probably nonetheless occur however clearly it adjustments our resolution course of somewhat bit too if it’s within the UK which is the place we wished the battle. I feel they may say it is going to be at Barclays or the MGM in Vegas, mainly whoever pays probably the most cash, no drawback.
“We understand if it’s a lot of money, which it is, we have to look at all options and if this fight is in America it doesn’t mean we accept it…but it means we know and we need to funnel that information into our decision-making process,” instructed Hearn to Boxing Social.
Furthermore, the LA Times reviews that the frontrunners for internet hosting Joshua-Wilder in America are the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York and T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Both heavyweights made headlines in March as Joshua captured the WBO World heavyweight title by outscoring Joseph Parker whereas Wilder retained his WBC belt with a knock out win over powerful Cuban Luis Ortiz. If and when negotiations end, it’s anticipated that the battle will occur close to September or November instead of this summer season.
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