EDDIE HEARN says Deontay Wilder’s camp have refused to even meet to debate their new provide for a heavyweight unification conflict with Anthony Joshua.
Hearn despatched an improved contract provide to the Wilder camp this week in a determined bid to safe the mega-fight at Wembley on April 13.
However the American’s supervisor Shelly Finkel has flatly refused to even start tentative negotiations – leaving Joshua’s promoter Hearn fuming.
He instructed iFL TV: “It’s actually irritating, I really feel like we’ve nearly been stitched up this complete time with the entire thing, to be sincere with you.
“They’ve carried out an important job to make it appear like Joshua doesn’t wish to struggle Deontay Wilder which you couldn’t be extra mistaken.
“I don’t know what else we will do. We made them a proposal, they accepted a deal, we despatched them a contract, they by no means got here again to us.
“We requested for a gathering, only a assembly – not with Deontay Wilder, he’s received a struggle arising. Along with his advisers to attempt to make an undisputed struggle in April, it’s all we wish to do. ‘No, we’re not assembly you.’
“We are able to’t make this struggle on the finish of December, it’s going to take months to barter. Can we simply have a gathering to seek out any widespread floor? ‘No’.
“Can we ship you and provide? ‘Ship us a proposal after which we’ll have a gathering’.
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“Sent them an offer, these are the dates we can do. ‘Thanks for the offer, we don’t want to meet you, we want to wait until the Fury fight.’ What’s that got to do with it?
“The offer’s dependent on you winning. We think you’re going to win. If you lose, we’re not going to do the fight anyway.
“But we can’t wait until December, it’s not something that’s going to get done in a day.
“It’s so frustrating that these people will not have a face to face meeting. How do you think you negotiate a super-fight, over email?
“It’s impossible. And it’s Shelly Finkel’s job to plan the future of his fighter, not to concentrate on the Fury fight. The fighter concentrates on the fight, you plan the future and you’re not prepared to have a meeting to discuss the world heavyweight championship fight, the biggest fight in boxing? I don’t know what else we can do.
“I feel like it was a ploy to raise Wilder’s profile and for him to fight Fury. I have to say they’ve done a great job.”