By Tim Royner: Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is hopeful that DAZN is going to be able to sign WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder into a contract for him to struggle IBF/WBA/WBO champion Anthony Joshua after this year in November or December, according to Sky. Even though Wilder loses his first fight of his 2-fight contract with DAZN, he will more than likely face Joshua at the second game.
Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) allegedly was offered $50M for two fights with DAZN, and it is a WISe deal for the streaming provider. Wilder, 33, and his management met with DAZN on Tuesday to talk enrolling together using them. If the news headlines of the 50 million offer is true, it would see Wilder earn $25 million for each of his two coNFLicts with DAZN.
Wilder’s first fight of the 2-fight deal will be against World Boxing Council compulsory challenger Dominic Breazeale (201, 18 KOs). That competition is expected to occur on May 18 at the Barclays-center in Brooklyn, Ny. It’s now scheduled to happen on show time pay-per-view, however that would change demonstrably if Wilder signs a two-fight cope with DAZN.
The potential negative of Wilder signing with DAZN is that they will likely want a say who he faces. By way of instance, if Wilder chooses to resist somebody that DAZN isn’t board for his second struggle of his 2-fight contract, if the Joshua struggle can’t even be forced, then there could be issues.
After the two-fight cope with DAZN has been grappling, Wilder would require to renegotiate for yet another deal with the company for his rematch with Joshua, as those are expected to face each other twice or even 3 times based on how the two matches move.
Wilder’s deal with DAZN is complicated as a result of deal including a struggle with Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight championship.
“” I presume there’s a chance there for anyone else to be a strategy to get the struggle done. I believe this is a path that is going to become quite helpful to the manufacturing of that undisputed fight.
Hearn won’t even be concerned in the Wilder-DAZN discussions obviously, as there’s a lot of bad blood between him and Wilder because of the failed discussions in the past for a Wilder-Joshua struggle.
Wilder earning the huge money that is being talked about with DAZN demonstrably dwarfs the $12.5 million deal from Top Rank Boxing that Deontay received, and the offers that Hearn has awarded him in the past.
Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) features a title defense he wants to create on June 1 against Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller. Joshua will have to get that struggle to the possibility of a unification match against Wilder to take place later on this year.