Deontay Wilder and his team are set to make a counter offer to Anthony Joshua’s camp over the next two days, with the scheduled meeting between the pair in doubt, Sky Sports report.
Unified champion Joshua has set his sights on a huge showdown with IBC champion Wilder, after defeating Joseph Parker on points in Cardiff last month.
However, the Brit’s management team have not been convinced Wilder is interested in taking the fight.
Wilder and his camp reportedly rejected a fee of $12.5m for a world heavyweight title fight against Joshua this year and are ready to propose a new offer in the coming days.
Talking to the media, Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel said:
That’s nice, since he offered us 12.5, he thinks that we’re only 12 and-a-half per cent of it? I think the world will look at the counter offer and say, ‘if he wants the fight, this should happen.
Joshua recently admitted in an interview that he would split a $100 million fight 50/50 between the pair.
With crunch talks between the two camps ongoing, we may not have to wait too much longer to see if the fight will go ahead this year.