Deontay Wilder's immediate future is with Showtime, but the WBC heavyweight champion could potentially join Showtime on an exclusive deal.
According to Shelly Finkel, Wilder's co-manager who spoke with ESPN, the heavyweight titleholder's camp is discussing a three-fight deal with Showtime that could end up being one of the most lucrative deals in boxing.
This comes after it was announced Showtime would televised Wilder's next title defense against Dominic Breazeale, set for May 18 at the Barclays Center. The announcement took place after Wilder was given offers by ESPN and DAZN that would have the champion have a potential fight against Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, respectively.
The DAZN offer was said to be a nine-figure deal with one offer reportedly going for as much as $120 million. Finkel did not say what the exact value for the potential Showtime deal, but did say that Wilder could stand to "make as much or more than he would have made under the DAZN deal."
Finkel also stated Wilder wouldn't be solely tied down to Showtime if he signed a deal with the network, saying "Deontay is not locked into anyone because he would have outs [in the deal]." Finkel also admitted that he is also still talking to MTK Global, the company who manages Fury, about a possible rematch against the British heavyweight at a later date.
The fight between Wilder and Breazeale will be Wilder's third fight televised on Showtime since 2017 with wins against Bermane Stiverne and Luis Ortiz being shown on the network in that span.