In a shocking confession, Eddie Hearn, the promoter of British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua, has admitted to turning down a lucrative $50 million offer from Deontay Wilder for a highly anticipated fight.
In an interview with FirstSportz, Hearn revealed that the offer was made in an email, and he initially thought it was a joke. However, upon realizing that it was a legitimate offer, Hearn ultimately decided to reject it.
The potential bout between Joshua and Wilder has been a hot topic in the world of boxing for quite some time, with fans eagerly anticipating a showdown between the two heavyweight champions. Wilder’s offer of $50 million was seen as a significant step towards making the fight a reality, but Hearn’s decision to reject it has left many baffled.
Hearn cited a number of reasons for his rejection of the offer, including concerns about the credibility of the source and the stipulations attached to the deal. However, many in the boxing community have expressed disbelief at his decision, given the sizeable purse offered by Wilder.
The confession has sparked a flurry of debate and speculation within the boxing world, with many questioning Hearn’s judgment and wondering what it could mean for the future of the potential Joshua-Wilder bout.
Despite Hearn’s rejection of the offer, it is clear that there is still a strong appetite for a fight between Joshua and Wilder from fans and the wider boxing community. As things stand, it remains to be seen whether the two heavyweight titans will ever step into the ring together, but the revelation of Hearn’s decision has added a new layer of intrigue to the ongoing saga.