After Deontay Wilder demanded a 50/50 split for a clash against Anthony Joshua, promoter Eddie Hearn has responded to the American, revealing that a potential unification fight could take place before the end of the year, the Metro report.

The pair have been linked with a huge unification showdown for the past 12 months, however, a breakdown in talks occurred last summer when the fight looked all but finalised.

Since then, Joshua has defeated Russian Alexander Povetkin and has agreed to face Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller in June.

Meanwhile, Wilder took on Tyson Fury at the end of 2018, escaping with his undefeated record intact after a split decision draw.

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The WBC champion will next step into the ring in May against Dominic Breazeale, with Wilder recently revealing that he will agree to take on Joshua if he is given a 50/50 purse split.

And talking to the Boxing Social, Hearn admitted that a potential bout could still be pencilled in for November.

November is the ideal date to make that fight [Joshua vs Wilder].

He [Wilder] was talking about he wants 50/50 – you know what, let the guys get on with their fights.

Let him fight Breazeale, I hope he wins that fight. Let AJ try and deal with Baby Miller at MSG and then we’ll try and make the fight. November, December is the date of that fight.

However, Joshua and Wilder will both have to come out on top stateside in their upcoming bouts to have any chance of finally agreeing to a unification clash at the end of 2019.