The WBC heavyweight king has seemingly lost interest in the fight
Deontay Wilder has publicly turned down a new, $ 20m two-fight offer from Anthony Joshua’s team and slammed promoter Eddie Hearn in the process.
The deal, proposed by Hearn in an interview on Tuesday, offered the American $ 5m to fight an opponent of his choice in September/October 2018 (assumed to be on Eddie Hearn’s new DAZN US streaming platform) and then $ 15m for the AJ bout on April 13 2019 at Wembley Stadium.
Wilder’s team already revealed that a $ 15m flat fee offer was what they accepted for the bout to take place this year, hence why Hearn claims he has kept that deal on the table.
However, in the early hours of Friday morning, the WBC heavyweight champion took to Twitter to tell the British promoter what he could do with his new offer.
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After Hearn tweeted telling him to: “Sign the contract,” Wilder responded saying: “Nah, I’m good.
“You can ‘kumbaya it’, go help those in need.
“You got that new boxing app deeznuts [DAZN] right? Use it on that.
“You’ll need it to pay back all the money they loaned ya!”
It is well known that Eddie Hearn is currently in the process of trying to recruit US fighters to sign up to his new streaming platform DAZN and he has admitted many fighters have already turned him down.
“No top US fighter signing, that s***’s trash,” Wilder continued.
“Why would anyone sign with you? You’re purposely avoided, a disease for the sport.”