Tyson Fury versus Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua versus Deontay Wilder on the same night – is it too good to be true?
The people behind Saudi Arabia’s Skill Challenge Promotions don’t believe so, and have been working this year to make it happen in December.
Wilder recently provided a positive update as to his bout with fellow former-champion, Joshua, to the Mirror.
“The offer is definitely out there, the discussion has been talked and it’s a real thing. I think it definitely is going to take place, Saudi Arabia is a beautiful place to be, even though I know they get a lot of heat on the past activities that have went on in their country.”
The American seems as confident as ever that he and ‘AJ’ will finally face off, but what of his former opponent, Fury?
Wilder was less optimistic about the undisputed fight against Usyk going ahead, believing that the WBC Champion might avoid signing for it.
“Knowing him and knowing his personality you wouldn’t be surprised. He’s one of those types of people, indecisive at times.
“He’s one of those people like ‘I have what I want to do’ but when it comes time to sign it up he changes up. So when you know him it ain’t surprising, we’ll see what happens at the end of the day but if he don’t sign it me and Anthony will still proceed.”
The news that at least one of the two proposed fights is almost nailed on will please fans, especially given how stalled the heavyweight division has been to make it happen.
As for Fury, he has called to fight Usyk, but demanded it happen in Wembley. His promoter, Frank Warren, says that they are open to receiving offers from Saudi Arabia but haven’t had any regarding December so far.