Unbeaten Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua appear poised for title unification bout

Wilder like Joshua is undefeated in his professional boxing career

GETTY IMAGES Wilder like Joshua is undefeated in his professional boxing career

As evidence of the moneymaking potential, the Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire reported in May that Finkel and Al Haymon were prepared to give Joshua $50 million guaranteed if he was willing to fight Wilder in the United States.

Briton Joshua, with a professional record of 21 wins and no losses is the holder of the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles while Wilder who has 40 wins and no losses is the WBC world champion. Deontay wrote to Joshua and said 'Hey, I accept your offer, let's fight in the UK.

Location seemed to be the largest stumbling block in the talks between the fighters" camps as both men wanted home advantage and "AJ' has seemingly won out after admitting that he'd be happy to take a lesser purse to have the contest take place in the UK.

The WBC champion announced this week he had agreed to Joshua's demands and was ready to sign the contract for the heavyweight unification fight.

'In addition to that, today I agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the U.K. If Joshua prefers the fight in the United Kingdom. the ball is in their court.

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The location had proved to be one of the main issues in negotiating the fight over the past two months; Wilder's team offered Joshua a reported $50m (£37m) to fight in the U.S. but the 28-year-old Briton has remained adamant he wants to fight in the UK.

The Joshua-Wilder deal, should it come to fruition, will consist of two fights, the first being held in England, the second in the United States.

The 28-year-old has sold out stadiums for his last three fights, and is the biggest pay-per-view star in Britain. We've got to speak to them about what date suits them. Hopefully, we'll get an answer in the next day or two.

"We've had some great nights with [Carlos] Takam and [Wladimir] Klitschko and [Joseph] Parker and he wants to make sure that this history-making fight takes place in the UK. It's up to them to choose". But we need to get the contract back from Deontay Wilder - then we will know if this is bluster or if he is serious'. October or November are being considered, though it is understood that the latter is more likely, and Cardiff would be the principle option because it is indoors.

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