Parker, Wilder, Fury Or Whyte?!!?
According to Matchroom head man Eddie Hearn there isn’t much chance of a fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in the near future. Negotiations were taking place between Hearn and Wilder representatives Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon but apparently the two sides were unable to reach any sort of agreement.
“I can’t see us agreeing on a deal for Wilder fight. So it is more likely to be Parker. You’ve got WBA mandatories potentially a fight in the States,” said Hearn.
3KingsBoxing.com has previously reported that talks between Hearn and WBO champion Joseph Parker’s team were taking place. Hearn also mentioned former Joshua opponent Dillian Whyte as a possibility for a rematch.
“Maybe he fights Whyte. We need to look at all the contenders,” Hearn said.
“Joshua has asked me to deliver all the belts in 2018. So that is Wilder and Parker and that’s what we hope to achieve in the next fight maybe Tyson Fury could be in the mix!”
According to Parker promoter Dan Higgins, their discussions with Hearn are becoming more positive;
“We’ve said all along that a 35-65 per cent was both fair – and our bottom line,” Higgins said.
“Now it seems that Eddie is pretty close to agreeing with us. That’s very encouraging.”
“Eddie was great,” Higgins said. “He’s a really funny guy. He certainly scored a few points when making fun of us colonials down here in New Zealand, but the funniest part is where he still insists Joseph Parker isn’t worth the 35 percent we are demanding. Eddie’s having a laugh there and he knows it,” Higgins said.