The owner of belts of the IBO, WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KO’s) will fight with WBC heavyweight champion American DevTeam Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO’s) this year.
This was announced by British promoter Eddie Hearn.
According to him, in a unification bout Joshua – Wilder will take place in November or December.
“Yet there are certain obstacles in his organization. But if the fight does take place, it will be November or December 2019,” said Hearn.
Wrote Znayu, Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO’s) spoke strongly about the fact that a rematch with former world champion Tyson fury (28-0, 18 KO’s) has been postponed.
According to Wilder, fury was just scared, so I decided before their rematch to conduct an interim fight.
“You pathetic bastard. But I don’t blame you for what you have demanded an interim fight. I would probably also have done so if I had my brains spilled on the floor of the ring”, – quotes the words of Wilder Boxing Scene.
We will remind, it was planned that on may 18 Wilder will fight in a rematch against former world champion Tyson fury (28-0, 18 KO’s), but it was postponed.
Tyson fury and Deontay Wilder
As reported the press service of the WBC, fury decided to hold another fight before the rematch with Wilder.
“Fight fury – Wilder officially will be the next boxer. Champion Wilder has expressed his desire to rematch, but fury wanted to spend another fight and hopes the rematch will take place later”, – stated in the message.
BREAKING NEWS: @BronzeBomber vs @Tyson_Fury is officially not happening next. The @WBCBoxing has received communications as our process and while its Wilder confirmed its willingness to fight the rematch, Fury will take on another fight with expectations to do a rematch at a later date pic.twitter.com/vCkXwsQqCd
— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) February 26, 2019
The first fight fury – Wilder, which took place on December 1 in Los Angeles at the arena Staples Center, suddenly ended in a draw, and Wilder kept his belt.
Later it became known that before the fight Wilder had surgery on his hand.
As reported by the portal Znayu fury has already started preparing for the rematch with Wilder.