Deontay Wilder: People think the money is in UK – it’s not, they have a cap

Deontay Wilder

Esther Lin

WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is willing to fight Anthony Joshua in the UK but says the market is not a lucrative as people think.

The American states the UK market is capped, so the sellers cannot make over a certain amount, hence the much lower pricing.

Sky Sports Boxing are the big boys in Britain, whilst BT Sport has now entered the fray. ITV Box Office has signed a deal with Al Haymon to become the third prominent player.

A maximum of £19.95 is current on the Pay-Per-View format, mainly headlined by star performer Anthony Joshua.

As talk of a Joshua v Wilder clash continues to hit the headlines, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is willing to listen to a future offer.

“We want to get a fight with Joshua over there and probably get 100,000 plus. The only thing about the UK is a lot of people think that’s where the money is. But that’s not true. They’ve got a cap on their money. It isn’t like here,” Wilder told Joe Rogan and his recent Podcast Experience.

“America will always be the mecca of boxing because the money is here.

“How we sell our Pay-Per-View and how they sell theirs is like day and night. They sell it for $20. S***, ours starts at $50 and goes all the way up. And people pay for it.

“It’s also fascinating to see that people think more sales mean more dollars. But there’ a cap, and you can only make so much (in the UK), and that’s it.

“If that (UK PPV earned more than the US) were a fact, you’d see more people going over to the UK to fight,” he added.


Joshua recently went to the US to go on the charm offensive after Wilder said the unified champion had become a ‘forgotten man.’

This was since Wilder and Tyson Fury enthralled fans with their amazing fight on December 1.

For Joshua’s next outing, the Londoner is being linked with Dillian Whyte and old foe Wladimir Klitschko.