Joshua Offering Two Fights If Wilder Beats Fury
With a win on December 1st, Deontay Wilder not only keeps his WBC world heavyweight title, but also a chance to get two chances at unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has been weighing his options on who should face the unified champion on April 13th at Wembley Stadium, but has instructions to have something ready in-case the Bronze Bomber drops Tyson Fury at Staples Center.
“If Fury wins and the rematch clause kicks in, we know we’ve got to move on ourselves,” Hearn told reporters. “But my instruction is ‘Make that fight.’
“They haven’t really wanted to speak to me before it. Now when the fight’s over, if Wilder wins, we’ll be on him on Sunday, saying any chance now? Can we meet now? If they say no again, I don’t know what else we can do… If they are true to their word, on December 2, if they beat Tyson Fury, we will immediately start negotiations and we’ll see where we get to. April 13 is easy, and it’s a two-fight deal this time, the offer that we’ve made. One in America, one in the UK, we cannot say fairer than that.”
Speaking with Sky Sports, Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel claims that he’s willing to restart negotiations with either Eddie Hearn or his father and Matchroom founder, Barry Hearn.
“I have never rejected a call from Barry or Eddie,” said Finkel. “My phone is always open to them.”
For now, each side awaits what happens on December 1st, as Fury looks to shock Wilder and derail his plans to become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Initial Report: Sky Sports