Deontay Wilder Accepts Anthony Joshua’s Challenge, Says ‘I Can’t Wait To Meet You In The Ring’

After Joshua’s win vs. Parker, Hearn said Wilder’s team didn’t seem interested in negotiating for a fight. And there’s little doubt negotiations have been contentious in the past. Joshua, who’s estimated to earn £20 million ($28.1 million) for fighting Parker, had a 65-35% split for the total money generated by their bout.

Though Wilder said in the past he wants a 50-50% split, that was never realistic. Instead, he’s now reportedly saying he’ll accept a 60-40% split.


Promoter Eddie Hearn will hold a meeting with Deontay Wilder’s team in New York next week as negotiations continue for a fight against Anthony Joshua for all the heavyweight world titles.

Joshua is still waiting to receive a counter offer from WBC king Wilder, who did not accept a reported flat fee of $12.5m for a massive showdown with the British star, the IBF, WBA and WBO belt holder.

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