Wilder Rejects DAZN's Mega $100 Million Deal To Fight Joshua

Wilder rejects deal to fight Anthony Joshua

Wilder rejects deal to fight Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder is considering a $100million (£80m), three-fight deal with DAZN that would include TWO fights with heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua.

The venue would most likely be the U.S. with DAZN keen to boost their subscriber numbers by having the fight on at prime time on that side of the Atlantic.

The fight's performance on pay-per-view will go a long way to reflecting Joshua's popularity in America where he is a relative unknown, according to Truax, who defeated recently-retired James DeGale in December 2017 to become IBF champion at 168lb.

"Some people have been down on it but it's Joshua's first fight here in the United States, probably a sell-out at Madison Square Garden, loads of British fans will come over". I'll have a lot to say on Tuesday.

"Now I think there's a strategy in place that could lead us to the undisputed fight". But again, I think less is more at this stage.

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"If an undisputed fight gets made, it will be November or December 2019. But again, I'll be quiet for now and let that truth unfold". He doesn't want to bring himself into that line of thinking before June 1.

Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua will make his American debut on June 1st as he defends his WBA (super), WBO and IBF heavyweight belts versus Jarrell Miller in NY.

While a unification fight between Joshua and Wilder would undoubtedly be one of the biggest the sport has seen in recent times, a deal has been hard to make.

If Wilder stays with Showtime, who have screened his career to date, it will mean the three main men in the division will all be aligned to different broadcasters, as Tyson Fury is committed to ESPN and Joshua's next fight, against Jarrell Miller on June 1, will be shown on DAZN in the US.

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