Date: 25th June 2017 at 10:08am
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With the heavyweight division having come alive again, courtesy of the exploits of Anthony Joshua and Waldimir Klitschko, at Wembley Stadium, Eddie Hearn is doing his utmost to get Dillian Whyte to gate-crash the world title scene.

Hearn has offered the reigning WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, who has a record that reads 38-0 with 37 wins coming by knockout, a fee of $3 million to fight the Brixton fighter who has a record that reads 21-1 with 15 wins coming by knockout.

However, in what would be a voluntary defence for Wilder, the champion has turned Hearn down flat insisting that he needs to offer $7 million for a deal to be done.

Responding to Wilder?s outburst, Hearn is quoted in the media as having remarked about the bout,

?I?ve made several offers to Al Haymon?s team and we are awaiting a final answer, but I think Deontay made things clear on his Instagram.

?It?s a great offer and a great career move ? a chance to earn plenty of money but also be involved in a real fight and IF he is good enough to win then it sets up a massive fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. Let?s hope we can all be sensible and give the fans what they want ? real heavyweight match-ups.?

Wilder has to meet Bermane Stivern in a mandatory defence first, but surely what Hearn has remarked makes sense does it not?