By Chineze Ogugua
WBC World heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder has agreed to fight WBA, IBF and WBO champion Anthony Joshua in the UK, if his latest tweet will be taken seriously.
The 32-year old tweeted yesterday, “The $50m offer for him to fight me next in the US is still available. Today I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK.”
Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel also confirmed that they had officially accepted Joshua’s terms to a fight 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” he said.
However, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is skeptical over the sudden the acceptance but will prefer to wait till the end of the week when Wilder will have to sign the contract officially.
“It’s all come as a bit of a shock that Deontay’s finally come back to us on the offer and seems to accept the terms.”
“One thing I can tell you is that by the end of this week Deontay Wilder will have a contract in front of him and we’ll see if he’s real” he concluded.
Joshua will become the first heavyweight to hold all four recognised world titles at once if he succeeds in defeating Wilder.
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