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Deontay Wilder agrees to terms to face Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder has reportedly agreed to a two-fight deal to face Anthony Joshua.

Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

According to a report at, WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder has agreed to terms to face WBA/WBO/IBF titleholder Anthony Joshua in the United Kingdom.

From Wilder co-manager Shelly Finkel:

“We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the U.K.. Deontay has accepted his terms to fight in the U.K. Deontay sent an email to Joshua (Sunday) night and I sent one today to Barry Hearn and Eddie telling them that we officially accept the offer to fight under the terms they gave us and to send us the contract.”

The deal is reportedly for two fights, with a rematch that would take place in the United States.

This is obviously huge news, and while the fight isn’t official yet, it’s a massive step in the right direction. Wilder (40-0, 39 KO) and Joshua (21-0, 20 KO) are the top two heavyweights in the world, both directly in their prime, and both know how to bring drama. This is a genuine big heavyweight fight, for all the marbles.

If it happens. If. Let’s stick with if. And hope we find out when soon.

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