Eddie Hearn has revealed exactly why Anthony Joshua’s fight with Deontay Wilder collapsed.
Joshua and Wilder both feature on the huge December 23rd card in Saudi Arabia but sadly for fight fans will not be facing each other.
And the ‘Bronzebomber’ is not optimistic on the fight taking place having tried to secure a £40m clash several years ago.
He said: “It’s his management that have held him back from fighting me because, you know, he’s a fighter.
“It’s been over six years. But there comes a point in time were you’re like ‘forget it’.
Matchroom promoter, Eddie Hearn, confirmed that Wilder did make a £40m proposal “three or four years ago.”
Hearn speaking to the Mail said: “To be honest with you, that was about three, four years ago. No one came to us with an offer. We received an email.
“I mean, me and Deontay are friends but we received an email from a Hotmail address saying ‘we will give you 50 million dollars for the fight.
“It was sent to Anthony Joshua directly, he was like ‘what?’ I went back and said ‘send the contract’.
“They went ‘no, you need to agree terms before we send the contract’. I said ‘you don’t agree terms before sending the contract’.
“I didn’t know what the contract looks like at this point. I’m not going to put myself in a position and say ‘yes I agree terms’ and then receive a contract that is just rubbish and you can’t sign it.
“But they never sent it. There’s a lot of reasons why that fight didn’t happen but we have to look to the future.
“We have a big chance of getting the fight but it’s all irrelevant if they don’t win on December 23.”
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