Wilder: If Joshua is Smart, He’ll Take $50 Million – We Won’t Wait!

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is applying more pressure on Anthony Joshua.

Before serving as honorary pace car driver for the NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway, Wilder told reporters that the fight “will definitely happen.”

Shelly Finkel, one of Wilder’s managers, told BoxingScene.com that the offer to Joshua would include $50 million against 50 percent of the revenue at a site of Wilder’s choosing between September and December.


“If Joshua and his team are smart enough, they’ll take this fight and take it soon,” said Wilder. “We’re not going to be waiting. The offer’s on the table: $50 million and he gets 50-50 split upward, so he can make even more money than that.

“That’s going to be the highest up-front money that any heavyweight fighter has ever gotten in their career. That’s a lot of money to turn down and I know…

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