Deontay Wilder joins Oleksandr Usyk in ‘signing a LUCRATIVE deal’ with Saudi boxing promotion as… and Devin Haney is ‘on the verge’ of joining as well
- Deontay Wilder has reportedly signed with Skills Challenge Entertainment
- Undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney is also close to agreeing terms
- This comes after Oleksandr Usyk put pen to paper on a deal with the Saudis
Deontay Wilder has reportedly agreed terms with Saudi promotional outfit Skills Challenge Entertainment, with undisputed lightweight king Devin Haney set to follow.
According to ProBox TV, Wilder’s arrival is expected to be announced next week by which time Haney may also have come to terms with Prince Khaled Bin Abdulaziz’s promotion.
Skills Challenge recently signed unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk to a lucrative deal and also have WBC cruiserweight champion Badou Jack and up and coming Saudi boxer Ziyad Almaayouf already on their books.
The Saudis are understood to be pushing for two huge fights; Wilder vs Anthony Joshua and Usyk vs Tyson Fury.
Skills Challenge Head of Boxing Amer Abdallah recently confirmed that negotiations are in the infant stages for both bouts and that no monetary offers have been made as of right now.
Deontay Wilder has ‘agreed terms’ with Saudi Arabia’s Skills Challenge Entertainment
Undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney is ‘on the verge’ of putting pen to paper as well
It is understood that the two fights are being targeted for December with all four boxers expected to compete before then as well.
Joshua is in talks with Dillian Whyte for a rematch in August while Fury is promising an ‘imminent announcement’ for his next fight.
‘Hoping to announce a big fight very, very soon. Stay tuned,’ he said in a video uploaded to his social media channels on Wednesday.
‘I’m working hard, I’m in the gym, summertime ready – getting those abs out, or flab shall I say. Stay tuned. Big news imminent.’
Meanwhile, Wilder also recently came out and confirmed that he will box in either August or September before his long-awaited blockbuster showdown with Joshua.
‘We got a lot of great things coming up. It’s been a bit of a dilemma of what path to take, what is available and what is not,’ he told PFL
‘There’s so many different things in the fight game. This business is one of the most difficult around because it’s unstructured.
‘We narrowing down, and people should see me back in maybe August, no later than September.’
Usyk is the only one of the big four who has his next outing set in stone. He faces WBA mandatory Daniel Dubois on August 12 in Poland.
Oleksandr Usyk joined Skills Challenge earlier this month and is boxing next in August