Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
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Deontay Wilder Reportedly Agrees To Terms For Anthony Joshua Superfight

Deontay Wilder Reportedly Agrees To Terms For Anthony Joshua Superfight

According to Pugmire, Wilder's and Joshua's respective teams were quibbling over the location of the fight, with Wilder's camp wanting it in the US and Joshua's side preferring the UK.

Deontay Wilder has agreed to fight Anthony Joshua in the United Kingdom in a bid to make the undisputed world heavyweight clash next.

Deas says, "They offered and we accepted". With that bout on the cusp of being announced, Wilder's sudden willingness to put pen to paper has drawn scepticism from the Joshua's camp, who will now test his intentions with a contract.

"We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the U.K.", Finkel told ESPN.

Hearn said last week it looked likely Joshua would fight his mandatory Alexander Povetkin next, but it seems AJ will now have the chance to go toe-to-toe with Wilder first.

"If for any reason Anthony changes his mind and wants to fight in the U.S, the $50m offer we have made to him is still there".

So the heavyweight division appears to be getting its biggest fight. "Hopefully, we'll get an answer in the next couple days", Finkel said. "Deontay wrote to Joshua and said 'Hey, I accept your offer, let's fight in the U.K'". We've got to speak to them about what date suits them.

The WBC champion revealed he was willing to give Joshua home advantage for the huge world heavyweight fight for all the major world titles, and co-manager Shelly Finkel confirmed that terms had been accepted.

Wilder addressed Joshua's fans on social media on Monday, writing, "The $50M offer for him to fight me next in the still available. It's up to them to choose". On Monday night he posted: 'The $50M offer for Joshua to fight me next in the United States is still available to him if he wants it. Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs), 32, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, won his belt in 2015 and has made seven title defenses, including scoring a massive 10th-round knockout of then-unbeaten top contender Luis "King Kong" Ortiz in a riveting fight on March 3 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. But we need to get the contract back from Deontay Wilder - then we will know if this is bluster or if he is serious'.

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