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Wilder - ‘Imma take Eddie’s head and stick it on Joshua’s body

Wilder speaks out amid contract disputes

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

It seems as though all of the posturing from Matchroom promoter, Eddie Hearn is really starting wear thin the patience of WBC world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder (40-0,39KO).

News broke this week that a contract for Wilder to challenge Anthony Joshua (20-0,19KO) for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the World had indeed been sent by Hearn, albeit far later than had originally been stated.

But, as we have seen throughout this entire negotiation process, everything has been far from straightforward. Wilder’s manager Shelly  Finkel had further questions of the contract. Which, according to Finkel took Hearn some time to respond to. Finkel told WBN this week "We looked at the contract on Monday and raised two specific details that we needed clarification of. It's frustrating as Eddie is stating that we need to be quick and sign, but how can we if they don't respond to our email?" 

For what it’s worth, Joshua has been very quiet in recent weeks. For all of Joshua’s silence, Wilder has spoken out, his barbs firmly aimed not at Joshua, but at Eddie Hearn.

Wilder told Behind The Gloves, “Eddie [Hearn] is a manipulator, contradictor and compulsive liar. If anybody can't identify a snake, that's the one you practise on. All the things they've put me through, I can't wait. I'mma take Eddie's head and stick it on Joshua's body! It's clear to see that they don't wanna fight me. Every time they come with something, I've agreed to everything. They haven't agreed to nothing. If he fights Povetkin, then he's completely ducked. 

Wilder has also claimed he has contacted Joshua privately throughout negotiations, and that he thinks Hearn is using Joshua as ‘a puppet’. He also told Joshua he will regret turning down the Americans counter offer of 50m USD.

However, Eddie Hearn has denied Deontay Wilder's claim that they showed funds for the $50m offer and says Wilder is yet to agree to the contract which "mirrors" the terms he publicly declared he had agreed to last week.

The saga continues...