‘Biggest fight in boxing’ Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder to happen under ONE condition, claims promoter Eddie Hearn
Eddie Hearn reveals promsing update on the Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder potential fight.
Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua (via X)
Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua will both be in the ring in less than a month’s time. However, they will not be facing each other, as Joshua will be fighting against Otto Wallin at the main event. Similarly, in the co-main event on December 23, Wilder will be facing Joseph Parker. Furthermore, both fighters remain favorites to defeat their opponents because of their boxing records and skills.
Furthermore, according to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, the two will fight each other eventually, but based on one condition.
Joshua and Deontay Wilder have been going back and forth over the years. Wilder became the WBC champion in 2015, and Joshua became the IBF champion in 2016. Subsequently, both remained undefeated champions with a devastating KO record for the next few years. Eventually, both fighters took their first career loss and lost their titles, and their fight became more unlikely.
However, they might finally go toe to toe, as stated by Eddie Hearn in an interview with Boxing Social:
That fight is the biggest fight in boxing.
Hearn spoke about the highly anticipated bout between Wilder and Joshua. Furthermore, Hearn stated that the fight will happen mainly if Joshua defeats Wallin and if Wilder defeats Parker. The WBC has also anticipated that both will emerge victorious and fight each other.
In addition, the WBC has stated that both will have to fight each other to be the number one heavyweight contender for the WBC title. Hence, a bout between Joshua and Wilder will determine who can be the next contender to challenge the champion for the belt.
Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder are still in their prime
Wilder and Joshua both have upcoming fights at the end of the year. The two have also been talking about facing each other in the ring this year. However, the negotiations failed, but Joshua’s promoter, Hearn, is pretty sure the two will fight in 2024.
The fact that the two haven’t crossed paths has dismayed a large proportion of the boxing fans. Mostly because fights between fighters take too long to happen and do not happen in their prime. Subsequently, Hearn discussed this concern in an interview with The MacLife.
Furthermore, Hearn stated that the fight between Joshua and Wilder has not been overmarinated. In addition, Hearn stated that both fighters are still very young and are at their prime to clash and might fight in March 2024.
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