Earlier this week leading promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports that after Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury contest the WBC heavyweight championship next week that he will be straight on the phone to try to get the Joshua vs Wilder fight made if the American wins.
Throughout the year negotiations have been ongoing for the fight through different up and down periods in the talks.
Hearn went on to tell Sky Sports this week that the offer he will now be making Wilder if he beats Fury will involve two fights — one in the United States and one fight in the United Kingdom.
In a message sent to us a short time ago Deontay Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel told me:
Really nothing to say about Eddie, only thinking of beating Fury.”
Understandably Tyson Fury is the only thing in any of Deontay Wilder’s minds at the moment, as they know their boxing and despite what some will lead you to believe about the fight — they know just how big a threat Tyson Fury represents.
His awkward style and top-level boxing skills are more than enough for any heavyweight if he’s on form and he’ll have plans to derail any potential Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder fight from happening in 2019.
Fury challenges Wilder for the WBC belt on Saturday, December 1st at the Staples Centre in LA live on Showtime pay per view and on BT Sport pay per view in the UK and Ireland.