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“We have a duty to make this fight as big as possible. It’s not as big now as will be in March. It’s not as big in March as it will be in July and it’s not as big in July as it will be in November. But it has to happen in 2018 because sometimes you miss the boat and the opportunity to make it happen when it really matters and that is kind of very soon.

“You look at Mayweather-Pacquiao, that fight was made at the perfect time for numbers and for dollars. But not the perfect time for fans and in terms of the elite-elite. So we mustn’t make that mistake, but we also want to make some dollars at the same time. It is the biggest in world boxing and I want to make the biggest fight in world boxing,” explained Hearn.

Thursday this week Hearn will sit down with Wilder’s management team, Shelly Finkel and notable boxing figure Al Haymon.

“I’m sitting down with the Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon. I think there’s about two or three managers that he’s [Deontay] got. I reached out to Deontay just to confirm who should I talk to – Al Haymon and Shelly Finkel. So they are the people I reached out to. We know we’re going to have to pay Deontay Wilder a lot more than his value in this fight. If we gave him his true value in this fight against Anthony Joshua, he [Wilder] would deem it as an insult. So we have to find somewhere between reality and fantasy,” he said.

Hearn also spoke about how this is not the first time they have had to over pay opponents to fight Joshua.   

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