WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1) has agreed to meet with DAZN to hear offers from them about him possibly signing with them. The news were revealed by the American himself, but he said that Matchroom Boxing USA promoter Eddie Hearn won’t be involved in the talks.
The previous fights of “The Bronze Bomber” were broadcasted on SHOWTIME and Wilder stated that if he chooses to leave, it will be for a “little bit”.
The Eddie Hearn move is quite expected, as the Brit is the promoter of Anthony Joshua and they’ve been going at each other for a long time.
“I love Showtime. This is not farewell, it’s only goodbye for a little bit. I’m going to hear them out first and foremost,” Wilder said to Thaboxingvoice. “My ears are still open to a lot of offers. I’m going to make the best decision for myself and my family and my career.”
It will be really interesting to see what amount of money can DAZN offer to Wilder and if an agreement can be reached that means there is a big chance we’ll be seeing Joshua – Wilder before Fury – Wilder II.
Alabama native’s next fight is a mandatory title defense against Dominic Breazeale on 18th of May in New York and if Wilder manages to overcome his fellow countryman than it’s all about Joshua crushing Jarrell Miller on June 1.
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“As far as negotiations, it’ll never be him, that’s for sure,” Wilder said about Eddie Hearn not being involved in the negotiations with DAZN. “We’re here to get the job done. I’ll never get done with him. We don’t want no parts of Eddie. I don’t want no part of him. We don’t need him to reach out to me or call me. It’s done. You don’t burn bridges. You don’t come into this sport calling people, ‘Shirley,’ trying to talk about where people from,” Wilder said.