Joshua Klitschko

Joshua Klitschko WBA Title Sanctioning Decision Delayed (Again)

Published On October 22, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News, Boxing Views and Opinion

The Joshua Klitschko saga continues to roll on at the time of this article as of Saturday morning Irish time.

The ongoing Joshua Klitschko negotiations have hit a stall this last week but it appears now the hold up is due to legal reasons from the WBA (World Boxing Association) stemming with their (regular) heavyweight title that was won by Australian Lucas Browne earlier this year over Ruslan Chagaev.

Sky Sports reported last night that a settlement was agreed with Browne and his team however, so it seems like today will finally be the day we’ll hear news on what will happen to the Joshua Klitschko fight in terms of if it will take place for a version of the WBA heavyweight title or not.

We live in hope anyway.

It’s one of those situations that happens all too often in boxing unfortunately where politics, belt messes and the like can cause a hold up.

Initially we were told the decision would come last Thursday, that got delayed. Then yesterday on Friday the news was delayed again. So logically speaking, you’d think today is the day.

Traditionally logic and the boxing business don’t mix well however.

Joshua Klitschko

Lucas Browne is also in the mix for a fight with Klitschko

 

It would be one of the biggest heavyweight fights of the last number of years in boxing and would give the sport some much needed positive momentum in terms of a big pay per view event in 2016.

There has been some excellent fights in 2016 mind you, but it’s always nice to see the big heavyweight pay per view fights come to fruition to continue to let the sport grow outside of it’s hardcore audience.

Fingers crossed today’s the day.

If it doesn’t happen though, a fight for Britain’s Joshua that has been mooted could come against Liverpool heavyweight David Price – who vowed to KO Joshua here if he gets the chance.

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Niall Doran
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