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Deontay Wilder offers Anthony Joshua $50 million for fight

28 April 2018, 07:36 | Nina Perez

The undefeated British world champion has 24 hours to respond to the money-spinning deal

The undefeated British world champion has 24 hours to respond to the money-spinning deal

But it all has to start with Anthony Joshua accepting the $50million offer that he asked for, which is also by far the largest guarantee and largest purse any heavyweight champion in history has ever made.

That's mainly down to Wilder's tweet on Wednesday night, with the Bronze Bomber stating that he and his team had offered Joshua $50m for the fight.

This follows a well-publicised projection from Hearn that the bout could gross well over £100 million from ticket sales and pay-per-view costs.

If the deal is accepted by Joshua's camp, it will give Wilder's team control over the show and the venue and Finkel admitted that should Joshua agree, the fight will definitely not going to take place in America but somewhere else. We want to see the money, we want to know where it is and then we'll carry on talking.

Fury, the former WBA, IBF and WBO champion, is set for a return in Manchester on June 9, claiming the principal motivation to reignite his career came after remarks from current WBC belt holder Wilder.

When asked about the status of the current offer, AJ's promoter continued: "We haven't even seen any paperwork yet so we're gonna request that and we're gonna explore it".

If no deal is made with Wilder, Joshua's next fight is likely to be against mandatory WBA challenger Alexander Povetkin. "It has to be the next fight for each of them".

"We don't know if it's a PR stunt at this time or whether it's real".

"And by the way, all the money is in the bag so I expect you to be a man of your word".

"Joseph Parker was an undefeated WBO champ and was better than anyone Wilder has fought". But we are in no rush so the big fights will be when it makes sense for me.

Earlier this month Hearn contacted Wilder advisor Al Haymon with a $12.5m offer to come to the United Kingdom and fight, insisting that it represented "five times what Deontay Wilder has made for any fight".

I think the two-and-a-half years out of the ring helped me.

ESPN reported had reported that the management of both boxers have acknowledged the reality of the offer, adding that it was for one fight, with no rematch clause, and would have to be the next bout for each fighter.

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