Heavyweight boxing fans all over the world have held their breath in anticipation and indeed hope on hearing the news that Deontay Wilder would be meeting American streaming service DAZN, who just so happen to be the same service that Anthony Joshua is contracted to.
Their hope was fuelled by the possibility of an agreement being reached that would contract the two heavyweight title holders to an undisputed fight that has been in the offing now for what seems like an eternity.
The rivalry between the two is tremendous and it is well documented that the two do not like each other. Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts; Wilder holds the WBC.
The match would be one of the biggest in heavyweight history but it looks as though it may be prolonged for that little bit longer.
Yes, that’s right, the meeting between Wilder and DAZN did not go the way everybody wanted it to but perhaps how many expected. That, of course, being a longer wait for the fight and a long lecture from Wilder expressing how he cannot be contrived to anybody or anything.
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The meeting between the two supposedly had a clear and very expensive outline. It was reported that the Bronze Bomber would be offered $100 million for DAZN to showcase his next three fights which would have to be Dominic Breazeale and Anthony Joshua, twice.
It is now becoming increasingly likely that Wilder will utterly dismiss this staggering deal and when asked why he said: “So many people try to dictate my career and tell me, ‘I should do this, I should do that, I shouldn’t do this, I shouldn’t do that," according to talkSPORT.
“$12.5m is laughable now, $15m is laughable. All this stuff I was supposed to have done, I didn’t do none of that and now look at my career.
“I’m betting on myself and you can’t go wrong with yourself.
“I love being a free agent, I love being able to move about doing what I do, and we’ll see what the future holds.”
What the ‘future holds’ for Wilder is a fight with Breazeale. The match-up with his fellow American fighter is expected to be announced tomorrow.
It is believed that the American’s showcasing rights will fall to Showtime pay-per-view as it did for his infamous fight against Fury.News Now - Sport News