One key demand of Joshua's was to have the clash in the United Kingdom, after Wilder had offered the IBF, WBA (Super) and WBO champion $50million to come to America. Deontay wrote to Joshua and said 'Hey, I accept your offer, let's fight in the UK.
The above was tweeted out Monday by WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, who was making it clear that he he accepted Anthony Joshua's terms to fight in England for his title, along with Joshua's WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles. Today I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK. "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".
Deas says, "They offered and we accepted".
Joshua had been edging closer to fighting Alexander Povetkin, the mandatory challenger to his WBA title, after talks with Wilder's representatives had slowed in recent weeks. "Hopefully, we'll get an answer in the next couple days", Finkel said. AJ would want Wembley for a fight of this magnitude but if we do October or November you can't really do that outdoors.
"Our original plan and hope was to do it in the middle of September, but obviously this "Canelo" fight on September 15 makes it a little more hard with US TV and the fact that we've lost four weeks in waiting for an answer from Deontay Wilder, makes the fight happening in 11 or 12 weeks of this magnitude unlikely".
"We've got to get to the bottom of it all today". We've got to speak to them about what date suits them. "It's up to them to choose". A Joshua-Wilder fight on the service would raise its now nonexistent American profile, but it would also limit the US revenue for the bout.
Joshua returned to Principality Stadium on March 31, when he out-boxed New Zealand's Joseph Parker to win a unanimous decision in their heavyweight title unification fight. But we need to get the contract back from Deontay Wilder - then we will know if this is bluster or if he is serious'.
"I don't think they are too keen to do the fight in the U.K.", Hearn told Sky Sports last week.