Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has insisted his camp have done all they can to secure a fight with WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

The pair have been linked with an undisputed heavyweight clash on multiple occasions, with both camps almost striking a deal in the summer.

However, after the proposed deal fell through, Joshua went on to face Russian Alexander Povetkin, while Wilder took on Tyson Fury.

The heavyweight champions look set to avoid each other again this summer, with the Brit taking on Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller, and Wilder set to announce his clash with Dominic Breazeale in the coming days.

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A bout for the end of 2019 between Joshua and Wilder has been suggested, however, it seems as if fight fans may well be made to wait longer for the highly anticipated clash.

And talking to Sky Sports, Hearn’s optimism appeared to be fading as he answered questions regarding a possible clash between Joshua and Wilder.

Well, I am not going to say much until I know for sure. I’ll have a lot to say on Tuesday.

I feel like we’ve done absolutely all we can. But again, I think less is more at this stage. Our job is to deliver the undisputed fight.

It’s been frustrating and I think people are beginning to see the truth. But again, I’ll be quiet for now and let that truth unfold.