Deontay Wilder Agrees To Terms For Massive Anthony Joshua Fight

Wilder will be sent contract for Joshua fight says Hearn

Talks between the two camps have been ongoing for several weeks, with Eddie Hearn insisting Joshua only wanted the unification to happen in the UK.

Wilder's manager Shelly Finkel later told ESPN they had officially accepted terms to a fight in the UK. "Deontay wrote to Joshua and said 'Hey, I accept your offer, let's fight in the U.K'".

ESPN's Dan Rafael later quoted Shelly Finkel, Wilder's co-manager, as saying that the Wilder camp had agreed to terms with Joshua manager Eddie Hearn on a fight in the United Kingdom this fall, possibly as early as mid-September.

Hearn has said that he is also close to a deal with Povetkin (34-1, 24 KOs), 38, of Russia, Joshua could fight both this year, and they were trying to figure out which order to do the fights, though Povetkin would be a risky fight before taking on Wilder for far more money.

"It's great that he's come back to us".

The fight, pairing unbeaten sluggers at the peak of their physical primes, would be one of the biggest the sport could make and the most important the division has seen in 15 years.

Both fighters fought in March, with Wilder defeating Luis Ortiz in a thrilling, come-from-behind fight where he was almost finished, while Joshua scored a lackluster win on the scorecards over Joseph Parker.

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'The $50M offer for Joshua to fight me next in the U.S.is still available to him if he wants it.

Wilder offered up these comments as he confirmed he had agreed a deal to fight in the UK: "The $50m (£37m) offer for him to fight me in the United States is still available. It's up to them to choose".

He said on Instagram: 'Dear Anthony Joshua fans, since your acting dumb, delusional or just plain Stupid here you go, breaking news.

The victor of the first fight will become the undisputed heavyweight champion.

Wilder declared via social media on Monday night that he had accepted Joshua's terms for an autumn fight, just as it appeared to be set in stone that the Brit holder of the IBF, WBA and WBO belts would next fight his WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook posted odds on the potential fight back in early April.

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