American boxer, Deontay Wilder has agreed terms to fight Anthony Joshua in Britain later this year, in a bout that would crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 2000.
Joshua (21-0) is the holder of the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles while Wilder (40-0) is the WBC world champion.
Wilderâ€™s co-manager Shelly Finkel told ESPN they had agreed to the latest terms offered by Joshuaâ€™s promoter Eddie Hearn. â€śWe have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the U.K. Deontay has accepted his terms to fight in the U.K.,â€ť Finkel said.
Wilder, in a message posted on his Twitter account, confirmed he had agreed to fight in Britain but said an offer to Joshua of $50 million to fight in the United States was still on the table. â€śThe $50M offer for him to fight me next in the US is still available,â€ť Wilder said on Monday. â€śToday I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK. If he prefers the fight in the UK, the ball is in their court.â€ť
The WBC title is the only one remaining on Joshuaâ€™s radar after he added the WBO championship to his collection, by defeating New Zealandâ€™s previously unbeaten Joseph Parker in March by unanimous decision.