Deontay Wilder will be fighting Dominic Breazeale next, but sadly it doesn’t look like we will be getting an Anthony Joshua fight any time soon because Wilder turned down a lucrative offer DAZN.
Here is a breakdown of what was offer.
DAZN offered Wilder two versions of a deal from which he could pick, two sources with knowledge of the offers told ESPN.
One deal, the sources said, was for three fights worth $100 million. The first fight would have been a $20 million payday to fight Breazeale this spring, which is way over the market value for that level fight. Wilder was guaranteed $10 million to fight Fury in their exciting draw on Showtime PPV on Dec. 1. The second fight would have been for $40 million to fight Joshua in the fall for the undisputed title with the third fight being an immediate rematch with Joshua for another $40 million — even if Wilder, in the worst-case scenario, had gotten knocked out, even in the first round, of the first fight by Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs), 29, of England.
The second version of the offer, one of the sources said, would have paid Wilder $20 million to fight Breazeale, $40 million for the Joshua fight, a $20 million fight against another opponent to be determined followed by another $40 million for a rematch with Joshua in the fourth fight.
That would be guaranteed money, but Wilder is about to explain in the live stream above why he turned it down.
It doesn’t look like the top three heavyweights Wilder, Fury or Joshua will be fighting each other any time soon.