Matchroom Sports chief Barry Hearn has admitted that Deontay Wilder’s team have failed to respond to any emails or phone calls from Anthony Joshua’s camp, with the current WBC champion edging closer to a rematch with Tyson Fury, the Daily Express report.
A multi-million-pound unification fight between the pair was being discussed last summer, however, Joshua went on to face off against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin in September.
Wilder took on Fury last month, with the clash ending in a controversial split decision draw after the American floored the self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ in the ninth and 12th rounds.
However, after the draw, both Fury and Wilder admitted they would be willing to meet again in 2019, with Brit Joshua preparing for a Wembley showdown in April.
The 29-year-old still wants to face Wilder in April according to Hearn, who also gave a fresh update over any potential bout with the American.
Talking to Love Sport Radio, Hearn said:
We would desperately love to fight Deontay Wilder in Wembley on April 13th.
We have offered him successively more and more. Not just guaranteed money, but percentage money.
It will generate many times more than he has ever earned in his life. But there’s a certain level beyond which we won’t go because AJ is the A-side.
Unfortunately to report that so far despite three, four emails, dozens of phone calls. We haven’t had one response from Deontay Wilder’s team.