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Deontay Wilder 'Getting Paid Millions Of Dollars' To Step Aside For Fury Vs. Joshua

Deontay Wilder 'Getting Paid Millions Of Dollars' To Step Aside For Fury Vs. Joshua

It has been sensationally claimed that Deontay Wilder is getting a paid a massive £7 million to step aside for Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua.

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The former WBC world heavyweight champion is getting money just for waiting, according to ESPN's Max Kellerman.

He says 'The Bronze Bomber' has made the undisputed clash possible as he is reportedly in line to receive a big payoff.

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"Don't look too much in the contracts because Deontay Wilder has got to be getting paid to step aside," he revealed.

"When you get step aside money when you're next with a contract, it ain't a hundred grand.

"It's five to ten million dollars. So, Deontay is getting money just for waiting."

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A legal dispute between Fury and Wilder threatened to prevent the 'Gypsy King' from facing 'AJ' though his team claim the rematch clause has expired, paving the way for the all-British showdown.

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Hearn said: "I see some of the comments saying the sites might prefer the fight in November or December. Of course. But that is not what is on the table, that's not what we are pitching.

"If the question comes back 'can we do it later in the year?' The answer is no. That's the date."

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The Matchroom boss added: "Otherwise the WBO belt becomes an issue again, something else happens.

"Fury might turn around and say he needs another fight. The absolute focus is June or July.

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"If there's a site that says another date then you're out. Joshua speaks to Saudi and they've told him 'we're doing the fight.'

"He could not care less where this fight is, he just wants the fight. He said he'd do it in my back garden.

"He loves Saudi, he loved the setup, that would be the preference if we were going to the Middle East. And they want to do the undisputed, that's the message from them."

Wilder, meanwhile, hasn't fought since surrendering his WBC crown as Fury and Joshua are set to fight for all the marbles.

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Fight News, Deontay Wilder

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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, Darren Till, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.