Wilder Manager Explains Why They Accepted Joshua in The UK

Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker back in April

"Today I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the United Kingdom", he said in the tweet.

But in recent weeks, talks appeared to have stalled with the two parties at loggerheads over where the fight should take place; Wilder had previously offered Joshua $50m (£37m) to travel to the USA for the undisputed heavyweight showdown but the 28-year-old Olympic gold medallist has been adamant the fight should take place in the UK. We want the fight next, we're waiting for the contract and we're ready to go'.

Wilder offered up these comments as he confirmed he had agreed a deal to fight in the UK: "The $50m (£37m) offer for him to fight me in the U.S. is still available".

Frank Warren sounded pretty confident that Alexander Povetkin was next up for Anthony Joshua but it looks like we could be getting the Deontay Wilder unification fight after all.

"We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the UK", Wilder was quoted by ESPN as saying. "Deontay wants this fight".

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Briton Joshua, with a professional record of 21 wins and no losses is the holder of the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles while Wilder who has 40 wins and no losses is the WBC world champion. "All they have to do is tell us where to be and when to be there, and we'll be there".

Deas said he's not authorized to discuss details of the potential purse and that the venue and date are up to Joshua's camp.

The victor of the first fight will become the undisputed heavyweight champion. Not only does he hold a majority of the prominent belts, his victory in a war over onetime long reigning division king Wladimir Kltischko established the fighter as the man to beat throughout the fight world. Currently, Joshua is a -200 favorite and Wilder a +170 underdog.

Hearn has said that he is also close to a deal with Povetkin (34-1, 24 KOs), 38, of Russia, Joshua could fight both this year, and they were trying to figure out which order to do the fights, though Povetkin would be a risky fight before taking on Wilder for far more money.

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