Deontay Wilder Rejects DAZN's Mega $100 Million Deal To Fight Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder has reportedly rejected DAZN's $100 million offer to fight Anthony Joshua.

Wilder, along with managers Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon as well as promoter Lou DiBella, met with DAZN executive chairman John Skipper.

And according to World Boxing News, DAZN tabled him a mega contract. The report claims they offered Wilder a three-fight deal worth a reported $100 million.

The deal included two bouts with unified heavyweight king Anthony Joshua in 2020.

However, Wilder appears set to turn down DAZN's lucrative offer according to Mike Coppinger.

"Deontay Wilder is in the process of completing a new multi-fight deal; his May 18 fight vs. Dominic Breazeale won't take place on DAZN. Wilder's co-manager, Shelly Finkel, confirmed. News conference on Tuesday. @SIChrisMannix first reported next fight not on DAZN."

So, Wilder 'is in the process of completing a new multi-fight deal' ahead of defending his WBC heavyweight world title against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale on May 18th.

It remains to be seen who he inks a deal with.

The Wilder vs. Breazeale formal announcement is set for March 19th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, so all the information will be revealed by then.

It's another spanner in the works.

Wilder was slated to rematch Tyson Fury following their epic bout last year but a second fight collapsed after the 'Gypsy King' penned a huge television contract with ESPN.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua will make his American debut on June 1st as he defends his WBA (super), WBO and IBF heavyweight belts versus Jarrell Miller in New York.

Will Joshua, Wilder or Fury fight each other in 2019? Here's hoping they do.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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