Promoter Eddie Hearn says he plans on making 2 separate offers to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder for fights against Dillian Whyte and another for Anthony Joshua.
Hearn told IFL TV he still wants Wilder to fight Whyte, and he’s going to try and get him to take that fight with the latest sweetener of offer. Hearn also has an offer for Wilder to fight Joshua.
Joshua-Wilder might be a tough fight to make if Hearn makes the same kind of offer as he did for WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker. According to Parker’s promoter David Higgins, Hearn offered Parker an 80-20 offer for him to fight Joshua next year. Joshua would be the one getting 80 percent of the pie. That offer did not please Higgins, who is expecting a better cut than that for Parker.
If Hearn starts negotiations with Wilder by offering him the same 80-20 deal as what was suggested to Parker, we might not see a Joshua-Wilder fight in 2018. That could work out in Hearn’s favor, because he’s interested in building up the Joshua vs. Wilder fight anyway.