The picture around Joshua v Klitschko has now become a whole lot clearer as has the situation pertaining to both WBA heavyweight title versions – ‘Super’ and ‘Regular’.
The WBA (World Boxing Association) have now finally revealed what is to happen to both belts.
Shannon Briggs broke the news himself initially in recent days that the governing body would be ordering a fight between him and Australian Lucas Browne for a version of their title.
The organization has subsequently confirmed this:
#WBAboxing has ordered negotiations: @lucasBrowne & @TheCannonBriggs to fight for the Vacant WBA World Heavyweight Championship #Boxing pic.twitter.com/LXfmj1CnRV
— WBA (@WBABoxing) November 1, 2016
It was not clear initially what version of the title would be on the line however.
But Salvador Rodriguez of ESPN had a tweet re-tweeted by the WBA president Gilberto Mendoza himself, in which contained information on what title will be on the line for the Joshua v Klitschko match and which belt will be on the line for the Browne v Briggs fight:
Ordena @WBABoxing Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitscho por supercampeonato Pesado; Lucas Browne vs Shannon Briggs por el campeonato regular.
— Salvador Rodriguez (@ChavaESPN) November 1, 2016
This will be good news for those who wanted to see the Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko fight as the WBA ‘Super’ title being on the line appeared to have been the main point in getting the bout made, following the recent vacating of the title by previous champion Tyson Fury.
Dates and venues are not confirmed for either fights just yet but one would imagine these details should get ironed out in the coming weeks.