MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Unbeaten heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua appear poised for a title unification bout.
Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that the two camps have agreed to terms on a fight in the United Kingdom sometime this fall. Deas says Joshua turned down a $50 million offer to fight in the United States and that both fighters will make less than they would have to fight in Joshua's home country.
Deas says, "They offered and we accepted." He says the fight could be anywhere from September to November with a potential Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch in September.
The WBC champion, Wilder is 40-0 with 39 knockouts. Joshua holds the other heavyweight belts and is 21-0 with 20 knockouts.