Eddie Hearn on two locations for Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder fight
Efforts to bring the colossal heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder to life are still ongoing, despite a period of relative quiet on the negotiation front.
The anticipation for a clash between these two titans of the ring has left some fans wondering if the fight will ever materialize. However, Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua’s promoter, recently provided an update on the negotiations and hinted at two potential venues for this highly anticipated megafight.
Hearn stated, “That fight in my opinion, will 100% happen in the first half of next year, maybe even in the first quarter. I can’t tell you anymore.”
Negotiations have been ongoing, with Hearn communicating with Shelly Finkel, Deontay Wilder’s representative. Both parties have expressed their strong desire to see this fight come to fruition.
Hearn revealed that they are exploring the possibility of hosting the bout in two prominent locations: Las Vegas and Wembley Stadium. While acknowledging that the financial terms might not match those offered by Saudi Arabia, Hearn emphasized that both Joshua and Wilder genuinely want to step into the ring together.
The initial expectation was that Joshua would face Wilder in Saudi Arabia before the end of 2023. However, the landscape changed when it was announced that the highly anticipated Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk clash would take place in Riyadh. Consequently, the face-off between “AJ” and the “Bronze Bomber” is likely to find a new home.
This update keeps the hope alive for boxing fans worldwide, eagerly awaiting a showdown that promises to be one of the most significant events in recent heavyweight boxing history.