The WBC are supporting an ‘ultimate heavyweight fight’ between Anthony Joshua and the winner of Deontay Wilder’s WBC World title clash with Tyson Fury.
With Joshua holding 3 versions of heavyweight world titles and Wilder holding the other one, at this moment, the World Boxing Council’s President Mauricio Sulaiman, has stated they will sanction the bout for an undisputed heavyweight champion.
In an interview with Sky Sports Sulaiman said: “Absolutely, that’s a fight the world wants to see.
“That’s a fight the WBC has just ruled to support. During our convention, a ruling of the mandatory status included the provision of trying to make the winner of Fury-Wilder against Joshua.
“I’m not certain about any contract. That’s a private agreement, but the WBC is of course the one that orders the fights, so our position is that we want to see the ultimate heavyweight fight, which involves Joshua and involves the WBC champion.”
The WBC’s president has also welcomed the idea of another stadium fight, something that has become a regular occurrence for Joshua.
Sulaiman continued: “To see boxing with 90,000 fans, regardless which country you’re in, has to be a great motivation which shows the moment that is being lived in the UK, in England, with Joshua.
“I much rather see fights in stadiums than in casinos. I like to see the fans at the arenas.”
At this moment in time however, Deontay Wilder will be defending his belt against lineal heavyweight king Tyson Fury on December 1st and Anthony Joshua is scheduled to defend his belts at Wembley stadium on April 13th next year. Although team Joshua are hopeful of the April 13th fight being with Deontay Wilder.
There is a growing belief from Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn that Wilder has a rematch clause – incase he was to lose to the self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’.
With this in mind Hearn is hopeful that Wilder defeats Fury – paving the way for an undisputed heavyweight title fight next year.
Article by: Andi Purewal