Wilder: Joshua should take $50 million offer _ and soon

Wilder: Joshua should take $50 million offer _ and soon
The Associated Press

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks he’ll get the next shot at Anthony Joshua.

Wilder said Sunday before serving as honorary pace car driver for the NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway that the fight “will definitely happen.” He says his team has offered Joshua $50 million plus an even split of proceeds beyond that.

Wilder says that “if Joshua and his team are smart enough, they’ll take this fight and take it soon.” He is 40-0 with 39 knockouts.

A fight with Joshua would be a unification bout for the four heavyweight tiles.

Wilder says he watched fellow heavyweight Jarrell Miller remain unbeaten Saturday night. Miller and Joshua are both promoted by Eddie Hearn.

Hearn has talked about Joshua facing Miller before Wilder.