Leading boxing promoter Eddie Hearn appears to be near his wits end with trying to make a possible Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder heavyweight title unification.
Indeed, getting any sort of credible opponent for Joshua on the scheduled April 13th date at Wembley stadium appears to be proving difficult at the moment.
As things stand we’re now in mid January and pretty much everything is still on the table.
Dillian Whyte was thought to be the leading contender for Joshua next up as Wilder and Fury look set to rematch but Whyte mentioned he was not pleased in the slightest recently with the offer he received to fight Joshua in a rematch.
Hearn while speaking to Kugan Cassius of IFL TV today said the following of his last ditch attempts to make a Joshua vs Wilder fight for April 13th with Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel:
“Deontay Wilder, if you beat Anthony Joshua you are the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and you don’t even want to have a conversation about it? Shelly (Finkel), he’s ignored I’ve sent five or six emails. So much so, that my last email was to him and his secretary to say I don’t know if you’re ignoring me or these emails are going to your spam emails but I’m just checking?”
The whole landscape still seems completely up in the air at the moment.
Tyson Fury earlier today told BT Sport that he’s still thinking about possibly having a fight in the meantime next up before the Wilder rematch.
Don’t write off the Joshua vs Wilder fight from happening next up just yet, anything can happen in this crazy old game.