What Eddie Hearn text Deontay Wilder’s manager about Anthony Joshua fight

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Next year promises to be a fascinating year in boxing, particularly in the heavyweight division.

Not only has Tyson Fury promised to return to the ring but there’s a rivalry developing between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

It’s a one-way street right now, with Wilder continuously taunting the IBF, WBA (Super) and IBO champion and barely getting a response, but Joshua might be pushed to respond to the Bronze Bomber’s last comments.

“If you want to stay at home like a little girl, this king has no problem travelling to knock out the champion,” Wilder told BBC Radio 5 live.

Las Vegas is the mecca of boxing but, while Joshua is becoming a national hero - he’s the favourite to win the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award - Wilder has failed to build a strong profile in the United States.

For that reason, the fight appears likely to take place in the United States, with Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn admitting Twickenham is a potential venue.

“We basically want the biggest possibly stadium and if Wembley is not available, the next best would be Twickenham,” Hearn said this week.

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Hearn sent a text to Wilder's manager

Wilder believes that both Joshua and Hearn are ducking him but that doesn’t appear to be true, according to Wilder’s manager himself.

Shelly Finkel, who also managed Vladamir Klitschko, revealed on a phone call with ThaBoxingVoice that Hearn has sent him a text in which he promised Joshua to Wilder - providing he beats Dillian Whyte first.

“I have an email of the text and I can find it where Eddie said, ‘Shelly can I talk to you, I can’t get anyone else. Dillian Whyte, we would like to make the fight and if you win you’ll have Joshua next,’” Finkel said.

“I go a long way back with the Hearn family and have tremendous respect for them but after that I have not heard back from Eddie.

“If he wants to make a Joshua fight, my fighter wants that fight next. As soon as we can make it, then we’re open to it.”

Hearn, who was also on the call with Finkel, then tells the 73-year-old that they had better meet up in New York to thrash out a deal.

Whether Wilder would accept Whyte first remains unlikely, not least because he referred to the British heavyweight as “a peasant” just like week.

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