The pair will clash in the UK towards the end of the year before a return bout in the US
Deontay Wilder has agreed to fight Anthony Joshua with a fight scheduled to take place in the United Kingdom later this year.
The 32-year-old with clash with AJ for the undisputed title, and though the bout is likely to take place in either September or October, the final details of the fight have not yet been confirmed.
Dan Rafael wrote for ESPN: ‘the Wilder camp said they’ve agreed to the terms in the latest offer made by Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing.’
Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, said: “We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the U.K. Deontay has accepted his terms to fight in the U.K. Deontay sent an email to Joshua [Sunday] night, and I sent one [Monday] to Barry Hearn and Eddie telling them that we officially accept the offer to fight under the terms they gave us and to send us the contract.”
The key issues with the fight came down to location; Joshua’s camp have insisted on holding the fight in the UK, and Wilder’s people have finally said yes to such a proposal.
The proposal was a two-fight deal, with the rematch taking place in the United States.
Finkel’s target date for the fight is September 15, though that is the proposed date for the rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.