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Hearn Shakes Head at Joshua Guarantee For Wilder Facing Whyte

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A few days ago, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) made it loud and clear that he was willing to fight Dillian Whyte - if promoter Eddie Hearn can guarantee, in a binding contract, that IBF, IBO, WBA world champion Anthony Joshua would be the very next opponent.

Joshua returned on Saturday night, when he retained his belts with a tenth round stoppage over late replacement Carlos Takam at Principality in Cardiff.

Whyte saw action on the undercard, winning a twelve round unanimous decision over Robert Helenius.

Hearn has been pushing for a February showdown between Wilder and Whyte at the O2 Arena in London. Hearn has made an offer to Wilder of $3 million plus the American TV revenue.

Wilder would be open to doing the fight - if Hearn guarantees Joshua is next.

"If they want to see that fight, I have no problems fighting that fight, as long as that contract says I have Anthony Joshua next. I will go anywhere in the world to show Dillian Whyte who is the best in the world. Put Anthony Joshua on that contract and I will come to England.

Dillian Whyte is an easy fight, I can fight that fight in my sleep, one hand behind my back," Wilder told Sky Sports.

"I am the heavyweight champion of the world, I want to unify the heavyweight division and I won't stop until I do that. If Eddie Hearn wants me to fight Dillian Whyte, I have no problem smashing Dillian Whyte but make sure, when you have that contract, you add Anthony Joshua, because I am going to come and knock down that kingdom that I helped build up."

But Hearn is not looking to go in that direction.

He feels strongly that by Wilder coming over to the UK to face Whyte - it will only make the Joshua fight bigger. And he says a victory would give Wilder a revenue boost in the Joshua bout.

However, Hearn is not going to make a contractual clause for Wilder that guarantees him a fight with Joshua.

"No, it doesn’t work that way," said Hearn to Metro when asked if Wilder would get a guarantee to fight Joshua.

from boxingscene.com

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Mofo2

This is such bullshit; he beats Whyte im sure but he was offered £4 million to take the fight and wouldnt have any part of it - he aint as confident as his shit talking makes out!

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JosueB

I have to agree, 4 mil is great money & it would of been a good set up fight for AJ

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Mofo2

The fight will happen next year for sure, I dont get all the bullshit with Wilder, he has beaten mostly bums but talks himself up as an ATG :quote

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JosueB

Deontay will give Anthony Joshua a red white & blue all American ass whooping mofo.

no debate :coffee

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