Deontay Wilder vs. Anthony Joshua May Happen Sooner Than Expected
Jay Deas, Deontay Wilder's trainer and owner of Skyy Boxing, joined the Gary Harris Show on Monday morning to update the status of Wilder's next possible fight, which could happen sooner than you think.
As a unification match, this is will be one of the biggest fights in recent history with four titles on the line.
"Both of us (Eddie Hearn) would like a rematch clause," Deas told Host Gary Harris. "So that after the first fight there potentially could be a second fight, if the first fight warrants a second."
Wilder, the WBC champion, is undefeated in 40 contests with 39 knockouts and the last man standing in the way of Anthony Joshua making history. Wilder was called out by Joshua immediately after his win over Joseph Parker last weekend. In that fight, Joshua added WBO title to go with his own IBF, IBO, and WBA belts.
Deas told host Gary Harris, "He (Joshua) wants Deontay. We accepted the challenge."
Wilder is prepared to take a 40/60 cut of the earnings in the first bout and a 60/40 cut if there's a rematch.
Deas confirmed the first match will be held at Wembley Stadium late summer in possibly August or September, because of the weather overseas, with the potential to have a rematch in either Las Vegas or New York.
You can listen to the full interview in the video above. As always you can tune into the "The Gary Harris Show" weekdays mornings from 9-11 a.m.