This week has seen a lot of movement in the world of boxing. Specifically, regarding the heavyweight title picture. As I reported here, the WBA informed Anthony Joshua that he had 24 hours to sign a bout agreement with Povetkin.
This was a response to the lack of progress being made in the Wilder vs Joshua negotiations. It was then revealed that Matchroom Boxing had sent Deontay Wilder a date and location for a future fight, after Joshua faces Povetkin. An interesting further development occurred yesterday.
In an interview with IFL TV, Eddie Hearn revealed that he has sent Deontay Wilder another contract. This contract is a two fight deal.
Wilder can face any opponent of his choosing for $5 million. That fight would be in September. The second fight of the deal would see Wilder face Joshua at Wembley on April 13th.
Hearn has said Wilder could fight a warm-up in September if he wants. However, there is another worthy opponent in the shape of Dillian Whyte. ‘The Bodysnatcher’ he has been knocking on the door of a title fight for some time now and called out Wilder after his last win.
With that said, Wilder would likely pick an easier warm-up opponent before his clash with Joshua. These are exciting times in heavyweight boxing.
Source: IFL TV