Hearn: “Until We Get An Offer Joshua vs Wilder Is Not Happening”

Hearn Moving Forward Assuming Deontay Wilder Fight Will Not Happen

Eddie Hearn still awaiting an offer for Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder
(clockwise from left) Eddie Hearn, Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua

Eddie Hearn Still Awaiting an Offer from Saudi Arabia for Joshua vs Wilder

Boxing fans could be in for another disappointment as Matchroom Boxing executive Eddie Hearn says the fight between former champions Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (43-2-1, 42KO) and Anthony Joshua (25-3, 22KO) may not happen.

In April, the boxing community went into a frenzy after rumors surfaced of the four-way heavyweight mega-card that could take place in the Middle East. The card was to feature the undisputed showdown between champions Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, with Joshua-Wilder on the undercard.

Things may have gone silent from Team Fury and Usyk, but Hearn continued pushing to make the Joshua versus Wilder fight a reality.


While speaking with iFL TV, the British promoter revealed they haven’t received an offer from the Middle East for the fight. Thus, why he is looking to move forward with getting Anthony Joshua back into the ring in August.

“Still waiting for a confirmed offer from Saudi. But we’re pressing ahead with the August fight now, on the basis of the Saudi not happening because until we receive an offer, it’s not happening. But we understand that’s forthcoming. We know these guys are serious. We still look to make the Deontay Wilder fight.”

Boxing fans believe they will get the fight they’ve waited for since both former champions held the titles. It would be a shame if that rug got snatched from underneath them yet again in another big fight.

December is seven months away and is creeping up quickly. Hopefully, within the next few months, this fight receives an official announcement.

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."