Wilder Offered Two-Fight, $50 Million DAZN Deal Before Joshua

Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder

"There's an opportunity for someone to be, of you like, a mediator to try and get it done", said Hearn.

Hearn also apparently offered Wilder a multi-fight deal - ignored by the boxer's team - that guaranteed US$30 million for a title tilt with Joshua.

"We want to put the fights on that people want to see". Skipper has to be the one, in my opinion, who brokers the deal.

Current IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua is gearing up to face Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller at Madison Square Gardens in NY on June 1st, but Hearn is already looking forward to a fight with Wilder towards the end of this year. He's already proved that he's very good at doing that.

"I think any input from me would be a negative one. But there is now a strategy in place and a route in place that could lead us to an undisputed fight". I said go for it.

Per Mike Coppinger of The Ring, Wilder and DAZN Executive Chairman John Skipper will get together this week in a meeting put together by promoter Lou DiBella.

That's not to say Wilder isn't interested in the fight against Breazeale, but would rather have it on Fox, where it is free to watch in the United States. Wilder-Breazeale has been penciled in for May 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Showtime PPV.

But it seems with the 33-year-old that contract talks at agreeing fights aren't his speciality as another setback in that deal scuppered a second meeting with Fury.

Joshua, meanwhile, fights Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden in June, though promoter Hearn is increasingly hopeful that the two will come face-to-face in November or December of 2019. If Wilder and Joshua both win their interim fights and Wilder signs with DAZN, they would likely meet for the undisputed title in the fall.

In other DAZN news, Kazakhstani boxing star Gennady Golovkin will net an eight-figure sum per fight to see out career on sports streaming subscription service DAZN for the rest of his career.

The DAZN offer to Wilder would pay him at least $20 million for the first fight, according to a source, with a Joshua fight being worth more than double that amount.