Deontay Wilder has confirmed that he’s an ‘open agent’ and is willing to work with anyone in the business.
The former WBC Heavyweight Champion has long been in a working relationship with Al Haymon’s PBC, one of the most powerful promotional outfits in the sport.
Whilst Wilder told 78SPORTSTV that he was still a PBC fighter and had a good relationship with his longtime partners, he went on to say that he was an open agent and was available to talk to other companies and platforms.
“I’m still part of PBC. Still looking to do fights on PBC. I’m just an open agent. I’m an open fighter. I want to fight on all types of platforms, that’s why I opened myself up … I’m willing to work with anyone in the business. That’s that.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn – who represents Wilder’s heavyweight rival, Anthony Joshua – recently confirmed that the American heavyweight was fielding offers.
He told Seconds Out that he would love to work with the American, although pointed to past disagreements that may stop that from happening.
“He’s talking to everybody. We’d love to welcome Deontay Wilder to the team. We’ve got a bit of a sketchy history, but he’s a great fighter, great personality, and we’ll see what happens.
Wilder is looking to finalise negotiations with Andy Ruiz Jr – an eliminator fight ordered by the WBC to determine who gets a shot at Tyson Fury’s world title.
It was one Wilder held for five years before Fury returned to the pinnacle of the sport from a hiatus and took it from him over a thrilling trilogy of fights.
Fans will hope that Wilder’s promotional situation is beneficial to his activity, and that the former champion will begin to fight more regularly. He was last out against Robert Helenius in October 2022 – a first round knockout that joins 41 others on his highlight reel.