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Sport Boxing: American Wilder agrees to fight Joshua in Britain

07:40  12 june  2018
07:40  12 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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(Reuters) – American Deontay Wilder has agreed terms to fight Anthony Joshua in Britain later this year in a bout that would crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 2000, ESPN reported on Monday.

Joshua reportedly feels that he “owes it” to his British boxing fans to have the Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) fight in the I mean, there’s no way Wilder ’s management is going to give Joshua million to fight Wilder in the UK. I agree with Joshua about his view about Fury likely not being the same fighter .

Anthony Joshua celebrates with his belts after victory over Joseph Parker in their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Championship.© Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images Anthony Joshua celebrates with his belts after victory over Joseph Parker in their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Championship. American Deontay Wilder has agreed terms to fight Anthony Joshua in Britain later this year in a bout that would crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 2000, ESPN reported on Monday.

Briton Joshua (21-0) is the holder of the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles while Wilder (40-0) is the WBC world champion.

Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel told ESPN they had agreed to the latest terms offered by Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn.

"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.," Finkel said.

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Wilder says he wants Joshua and his promoter to stop being so afraid, and go ahead and agree to the fight . Boxing » Anthony Joshua » Wilder : Joshua fight is getting closer.

However, speaking at Showtime’s annual event, the unbeaten American took the opportunity to reignite talks of fighting Joshua . While there is a semblance of truth to that, boxing in Britain is undeniably booming, too. ‘Show us the money’, Joshua ’s promoter tells Wilder .

a man posing for a picture: FILE PHOTO - Wilder celebrates after knocking out Artur Szpilka in the ninth round of their heavyweight title boxing fight at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn© REUTERS FILE PHOTO - Wilder celebrates after knocking out Artur Szpilka in the ninth round of their heavyweight title boxing fight at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn Wilder, in a message posted on his Twitter account, confirmed he had agreed to fight in Britain but said an offer to Joshua of $50 million to fight in the United States was still on the table.

"The $50M offer for him to fight me next in the US is still available," Wilder said on Monday

"Today I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK. If he prefers the fight in the UK, the ball is in their court."

The WBC title is the only one remaining on Joshua's radar after he added the WBO championship to his collection by defeating New Zealand’s previously unbeaten Joseph Parker in March by unanimous decision.

Horn's promoter responds to Mundine reports .
Just a day after Jeff Horn was defeated by Terence Crawford to lose his WBO welterweight belt, reports have emerged of a possible return match.Horn, 30, was humbled by Crawford in a ninth-round TKO at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

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