Eddie Hearn suggested Deontay Wilder’s proposed $50m offer to fight Anthony Joshua seems more like a scam than a legitimate deal as the two sides locked horns this week over a potential undisputed heavyweight clash.
WBC champion Wilder sent Joshua’s team a message on Twitter this week, demanding they check their emails for an offer he submitted worth $50m – or 50% of fight revenue, whichever is higher – to AJ to meet in the ring later this year.
Matchroom boss Hearn responded by admitting the offer was “interesting” but stated the finer details would need to be made clear before any agreement could be signed.
Speaking to FightHub.TV yesterday, the 37-year-old handler cast further doubt on the legitimacy of the offer, likening it to a scam.
“He’s [Wilder] got $50M from using Anthony Joshua’s name, to go out and to wh*re him out to try and attract the money.
“But that’s not possible because, one, they don’t have the rights to do that. But they want the rights to do that and that’s what they’re trying to buy. But we’re not really interested in people going out and using Anthony’s name to try and attract $50M for his purse.
“You’ve either got it or you haven’t. If they wanted $50M from Matchroom, they could have it in their account today. That’s the difference.
“With all due respect to Deontay Wilder, who I like a lot, he doesn’t have $50M. All I have right now is an email from a guy from Alabama who is telling me he’s gonna give us $50M.
“I get quite a lot of those emails. Sometimes from Saudi Arabia, sometimes from China, sometimes from Nigeria. Normally they ask me to send $50,000 first and then they’ll send it back…”
Floyd Mayweather maintains unbeaten record
Boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather on Monday trounced Japanese kick-boxing star Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout in the first round of a New Year’s Eve “exhibition” bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement.
Mayweather floored Nasukawa, who is less than half his age, three times in the first round of the three-round contest before the Japanese fighter’s trainer rushed in to stop the fight.
The American boxer at first appeared not to be taking the fight seriously, grinning at his opponent and aiming only soft punches at him.
But he then demonstrated his power, launching a series of jabs and hooks to the head of the 20-year-old Japanese fighter, sending him to the canvas after just one minute.
Sensing his opponent was struggling, Mayweather stepped in for the kill, unleashing a flurry of punches that left Nasukawa reeling again within just two minutes of the bout and facing his second standing count.
With the Japanese fighter clearly struggling to stay on his feet, the trainer rushed in and stopped the fight with just one minute of the first round remaining.
The 41-year-old Mayweather carried more than 4kg weight advantage into the ring.
The rules were very strictly defined: three, three minute bouts and boxing only — kickboxer Nasukawa was reportedly facing a $5 million fine if he aimed a kick at Mayweather.
There were no judges, with only a knockout or technical knockout considered a victory in the bout, promoted as a pure exhibition match.
Crucially, the match did not feature on the record of either man, allowing them both to retain a cherished unbeaten record.
“It was all about entertainment. We had fun. The fans in Japan, they wanted this to happen, so I said why not. Once again, I’m still retired, I’m still 50-0, Tenshin is a great champion,” Mayweather said in the ring following his win.
The 41-year-old American had earlier intimated on Instagram that he would be paid $9 million for the fight, which was scheduled for three rounds.
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