Meeting In NYC Next Week To Work On Joshua/Wilder

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Hearn plans to meet with Wilder’s team next week

Last week reports surfaced on an offer from Eddie Hearn to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder for a flat fee of around $12.5M to face unified champion Anthony Joshua. The fight is right now considered by most to be the biggest fight that can be made in the sport.

Since that offer has been sent over we’ve heard banter from both sides on whether the flat fee is a fair offer or not. By most counts any flat fee in a fight of this magnitude is simply unrealistic although it is a substantial amount of money.

Wilder Co-Manager Shelly Finkel told last week that a counter proposal would be coming soon. Hearn says they’ve yet to hear from Wilder’s team but he does plan to meet with them next week in New York to discuss the bout.

“I’m going to look to meet up with them in New York, get face to face with them, look into the whites of their eyes, and just see if we can make a deal. We’ve made an offer that we feel is substantial, if not we’re happy to talk about the numbers and look at their ideas as well.” Hearn told Sky Sports earlier today.

The promoter will be in New York next week for the Daniel Jacobs vs Maciej Sulecki fight under his Matchroom banner. Joshua could also join Hearn in New York as he is likely to attend Jacobs’ bill at the Barclays Center. The card includes potential Joshua opponent Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller.

By: Chris Henderson