The most anticipated rematch in recent heavyweight history has taken another big step forward. Promoter Eddie Hearn spoke recently with iFL tv and basically gave the green light.
“Looks like it’s going to happen,” said Hearn.
The WBA haven given Joshua permission to skip mandatory challenger Victor Ortiz. The promoter is hopeful that the IBF will do the same with Kubrat Pulev, IBF’s mandatory challenger.
“There’s the IBF convention this week, we’ve put in a ‘special exception request’ to fight Klitschko next. The WBA is a little bit more clear, we’ll be allowed an exception request, whether we’re allowed one with the IBF, I think we’re favourite but we’re not a shoo-in,” told Hearn.
Apparently the latest from Wladimir Klitschko’s people is that they want to move forward with the second clash.