WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder has accepted an offer to face WBA, IBF and WBO Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua.
After months of negotiations, the world heavyweight title unification between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua could become a reality.
Accoring to ESPN, Wilder accepted the offer put forward by Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, to face the British fighter this Autumn in the UK.
Location has been rumoured to be one of the issues as to why it has been difficult to make this fight happen, but, Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel confirmed that the terms have been accepted.
We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the U.K., Deontay has accepted his terms to fight in the U.K.
Deontay sent an email to Joshua (Sunday) night and I sent one today 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,
The deal is set to consist of two fights, with the rematch taking place in the US.
Joshua unified the three belts after beating Joseph Parker in Cardiff last March while Wilder has made seven title defences, his most recent being a 10th round knockout victory against Luis Ortiz in New York on 3rd March.