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18 NOVEMBER 2018

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Joshua Vs Wilders Talks 'Positive' And 'Negotiations On Going' Says Hearn

According to promoter Eddie Hearn a showdown between IBF/WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder has a ’70 percent’ chance of happening next in a multi million pound unification battle.


Hearn revealed that in the last 24 hours negotiations have become advanced following Wilder’s $50 million pound offer to fight Joshua, last week.


Speaking to Sky Sports earlier today Hearn said: "70 per cent. Their side has been very vocal in letting the media know about everything that is happening.


"We’ve had some positive conversations over the past day or so. Negotiations are ongoing and we’re all hopeful to reach an agreement."


Confirmation of Wilder’s $50 million offer has reportedly been validated by his representatives which has made Hearn sit up and take notice.


"I will go back with some very simple questions, which hopefully they can answer, to put us in a position to know whether it is worth talking," Hearn said earlier this week on Sky Sports News.

"We sent them [email on Tuesday] night. "They can’t not answer those questions.

"I believe they want to make the fight."


Russia’s Alexander Povekin in the mandatory for the WBA title and that’s fight Joshua is likely to take if the Wilder fight cannot be made next. American Jarrell Miller is also said to be in the equation.


Hearn confirmed that if Joshua vs Wilder can be made next then Povekin will wait to take his opportunity for a world title challenge.

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