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Hearn says Joshua won’t shorten preparation time for Wilder fight

By Scott Gilfoid: A nervous sounding Eddie Hearn says he’s not going to let Anthony Joshua face Deontay Wilder with just an 8-week training camp. Hearn wants Joshua to have more than eight weeks to prepare for the unification fight against unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs). Hearn believes that Joshua (21-0, 20 […]

Hearn wants Joshua-Wilder on DAZN in October or November

By Scott Gilfoid: Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is interested in having AJ’s unification fight against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on DAZN in October or November in Cardiff, Wales. Hearn told IFL TV that he’s interested in potentially putting the Joshua-Wilder fight on DAZN. Why Hearn wants to stage Joshua vs. Wilder in Cardiff, […]

Deontay Wilder agrees to Anthony Joshua fight in UK

By Scott Gilfoid: Deontay Wilder has agreed to a unification fight against Anthony Joshua to take place in the UK, and contract will be sent out this week to the WBC champion to sign, according to promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing.… Read

Wilder’s management hopeful Joshua fight will happen

By Scott Gilfoid: Deontay Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel says they have no problems fighting Anthony Joshua in the UK. That’s not a show stopper in putting the fight together. Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is willing to fight Joshua on his home turf if that’s the only way it can get made. … Read

Hearn: Joshua vs. Povetkin close, Wilder still possible

By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn says he has a deal that he already has a deal in position between IBF, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and his WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin, but there’s still a possibility WBC champion Deontay Wilder could get the fight depending on his willingness to come to the UK […]

Dillian Whyte vs. Luis Ortiz?

By Tim Royner: Dillian Whyte (23-1, 17 KOs) will be fighting southpaw former heavyweight title challenger Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz (28-1, 24 KOs) in a WBC heavyweight title eliminator or July 28 at a still to be determined venue in the UK, according to ESPN. … Read

Hearn: Deontay Wilder has to accept our offer or move on

By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn says he’s improved the offer for the Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder fight, but he says his offer must be accepted or they will “move on” and face Alexander Povetkin next. Hearn isn’t saying what so-called improvements that he’s made to the $50 million offer that Wilder’s team made to […]

Deontay Wilder wants to move down to cruiserweight to unify belts

By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder says he’s thinking of making a move down in weight to the cruiserweight division to unify all the titles after he’s captured all the belts. The unbeaten WBC champion Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) only needs to defeat IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to have all four of […]

Wilder says he’ll fight Joshua in UK but he’ll have to accept $20M pay cut

By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) says he’s willing to give IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) by fighting him in the UK for their first of two fights, but his $50 million guaranteed purse will be slashed by $20 million to $30 million. … Read

Hearn wants Brook-Khan, Canelo-Jacobs & Joshua-Wilder in 2018

By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn says the three biggest fights that he wants to see take place in 2018 is Kell Brook vs. Amir Khan, Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder and Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs. … Read

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