Promoter Eddie Hearn is pushing to have heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder fight on the same card in March or April before matching them up against each other in the summer.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder wants an 50-50 split of the money for a unification fight against IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) next year. It’s unclear whether Wilder is serious about wanting a 50-50 split of the money for the fight or not.
Wilder isn’t the one that does the negotiating. He’s got his management that will be trying to work out a deal with Joshua’s people. However, if Wilder has given his advisers Al Haymon and Shelly Finkel their marching orders not to accept anything less than a 50-50 cut of the revenue for the Joshua fight, then we have a big problem.
Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) sees fear in British heavyweight Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs), but he wants him to know that it’s going to be alright.
Wilder says it won’t be the end of Joshua’s career after he loses to him. Joshua is still young enough to pick up the broken pieces of his career and come and still be successful.
By Andy Brooks: Heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (19-0-1, 17 KOs) will be testing himself tonight against aging fringe level contender Mariusz Wach (33-2, 17 KOs) in the co-feature bout on the Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs vs. Luis Arias card on HBO Boxing at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
Miller came in at 283 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in, and he looked in shape for a change. In his last couple of fights, Miller has weighed in at 298 and 296 and looked like he’d trained at a fast food joint. Miller took off 15 pounds, and he looks much better than he has in a long time. That’s good news.