Earlier this week, the heavyweight division’s biggest fight essentially fell apart when the WBC canceled the anticipated Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury rematch rumored to happen this year.
Of course, that writing was clearly on the wall when Fury signed a lucrative multi-fight deal to air his fights on ESPN last month. Wilder will now move on to defend his title against Dominic Breazeale. While it was unfortunate for fans, Wilder has some supposedly good news. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has fought for Showtime, yet he is considering a move to streaming service
That news is significant in that fellow champion Anthony Joshua recently signed with them, as well. Wilder and Joshua
Negotiations have ramped up according to Wilder:
“I’ve got a lot of things going on. Through these last 24-48 hours, it’s been crazy, man. Our ears are still open to a lot of offers. I’m going to make the best decision for myself, for my family and for my career and we’re going to move
Joshua Fight Happening For Sure?
Wilder guaranteed his oft-discussed bout with Joshua wlll certainly happen with his new deal pending:
“The fight (Joshua) is going to happen. The fight will happen for sure. I don’t want people worrying about whether they’ll see this fight happen or not. You will see the Deontay Wilder vs Anthony Joshua show. We will be one champion, one face, one name and it might be soon. You guys just have to continue to hold out and pray. Continue to support boxing, continue to support the heavyweight division.”
Joshua will meet Jarrell Miller on June 1, and obviously, Wilder has his own fight coming. But there are bigger deals on the horizon, so Wilder said it was time to get to business:
“It’s been fun hearing all the offers and stuff, and now it’s time to get to business. I’ve got a lot of things going on. A lot of good things going on actually. I’ll always have an open relationship with Showtime. We’re family. I love Showtime, and this is not farewell, it’s only goodbye for a little bit of time until I see them again.”
Eddie Hearn Not Involved
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