DAZN Signs Triple G, Looking To Add Wilder

Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn says that makes the Wilder fight finally likely to happen but given the past breakdowns in negotiations the Bronze Bomber has put the undefeated Brooklyn-based Polish heavyweight Adam Kownacki on standby. The report claims they've offered Wilder $50 million (£38 million) in a two-fight deal.

Current IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua is gearing up to face Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller at Madison Square Gardens in NY on June 1st, but Hearn is already looking forward to a fight with Wilder towards the end of this year.

Joshua, meanwhile, fights Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden in June, though promoter Hearn is increasingly hopeful that the two will come face-to-face in November or December of 2019.

"It's fantastic", Hearn said after learning of the news, "I think we've got a brilliant chance of making the Joshua fight. It's pretty clear that one fight people want to see is Joshua and Wilder".

"It's very encouraging", Hearn said.

Wilder notified his advisers Al Haymon, founder of Premier Boxing Champions, who have promoted Wilder's fights on Showtime, and Shelly Finkel of the opportunity.

Top Rank reportedly recently offered Wilder a two-fight deal that brought in US$12.5 million for the first bout, forcing PBC to push its proposed bout with Breazeale to PPV in order to make its own deal more financially rewarding.

"It's the biggest fight in world boxing by a long, long way", Hearn added.

"They've got their work cut out, but the pieces are coming together".

"I don't have anything to announce, so no comment, other than we're interested in having the best fights on DAZN and we will put the fights on that people want to see. But there is now a strategy in place and a route in place that could lead us to an undisputed fight".

The American knockout artist is expected to confirm a mid-May defence of his world title against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale. Joshua fights Miller. If an undisputed fight gets made it will be November or December 2019.



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