Deontay Wilder has been handed a six week ultimatum to strike an settlement to fight the reigning WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion, Anthony Joshua.
Joshua knocked out Russia’s Alexander Povetkin in a world title fight in round seven at Wembley, London final Saturday.
And forward of his subsequent bout at Wembley on April 13, Joshua has repeatedly harassed he desires to fight fellow undefeated champion Wilder, who holds the World Boxing Council model of the heavyweight title, subsequent.
According Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, a suggestion might be made to Wilder’s camp within the coming days.
“Next up, we have to wait and see. As I’ve said, we want to fight Deontay Wilder to see if we can find an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world,” Hearn wrote in his column on the Daily Mail on Monday.
“He (Wilder) says he’s fighting Tyson Fury on December 1, however we can’t wait till that fight to make our choice on AJ’s profession. I want to know the place we’re with Wilder’s team within the subsequent 5 or 6 weeks as a result of we can’t actually go longer than that.
“I’d make a suggestion to Wilder’s team on the idea of him beating Fury. I clearly get that Wilder’s worth goes up if he wins that fight, so the supply will replicate that.
“The wider image is that our subsequent necessary is the WBO after which after that it’s the IBF. We would possible be granted an exemption with the WBA for April 13 even when it isn’t unification with Wilder, and as we’ve mentioned before, Dillian Whyte is an choice. Right now I’d say it’s even cash between it being Whyte or Wilder however we do need Wilder.
“We started contact again about a week ago after not hearing anything for a while. We have made an agreement with them in the past and signed our end, but now we need to make progress on a new agreement for April if it is going to happen. Believe me, it is the fight we want and I do think there is a good chance we will make a deal.”