Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Boxing World Goes Nuts After Wilder Accepts Joshua’s Offer

Boxing World Goes Nuts After Wilder Accepts Joshua’s Offer

Joshua only needs Wilder's WBC belt to unify the division.

"We have agreed to the terms that [Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn] has put out to us for a fight in the UK", Finkel said.

"We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the UK", Wilder was quoted by ESPN as saying.

Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs), who holds the WBA, WBO and IBF titles and has risen over the past year to become the biggest star globally in the sport, turned down a recent $50 million offer from Wilder's team, setting off a confusing stretch of public negotiating.

Wilder posted on Monday night: 'The $50M offer for Joshua to fight me next in the USA is still available to him if he wants it.

"If he prefers the fight in the United Kingdom, the ball is in their court".

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A date and venue for the fight are to be confirmed, with further details to be revealed in due course. It's up to them to choose United States or UK.

"If for any reason Anthony changes his mind and wants to fight in the U.S, the $50M offer we have made to him is still there", Finkel said.

"The $50million offer for him to fight me next in the U.S. is still available".

'Hopefully, we'll get an answer in the next day or two. Today, I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK. We want the fight next, we're waiting for the contract and we're ready to go'.

British 2012 Olympic champion Joshua unified the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization heavyweight titles by out-pointing New Zealand's Joseph Parker on March 31.

For his part, Wilder was also last seen in March at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, when he recovered from being badly hurt in the seventh round to score a tenth round knockout of undefeated Cuban challenger Luis Ortiz.

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