Anthony Joshua’s promoter reveals the early inner workings of how an Anthony Joshua v Deontay Wilder fight might work.
Anthony Joshua v Deontay Wilder is the fight (along with Fury vs Joshua) that’s got the boxing world talking in terms of heavyweight matches they’d like to see in 2018.
WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is also in the mix however – amid recent reports suggesting his team are in strong negotiations with Anthony Joshua for a fight (at least at some point) in 2018.
Promoter Eddie Hearn met with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s management and advisers last week in New York and by all accounts, early talks went well for a possible fight against Anthony Joshua in the new year.
Elaborating further on what was discussed, Hearn told James Helder of IFL TV that:
“We talked about it doing it in March or April (2018). We talked about maybe both of them boxing on the same card in March or April – then doing it in the summer. We talked about doing it outdoors in the UK. We talked about doing it in Vegas. They want it in Vegas. We’d like it in the UK. We talked about doing two fights. One in Vegas or one in the UK, or visa versa. So everything is in play.”
The fight has been talked about for some time and given both men are not exactly old heavyweights, a two part deal could prove popular with fans.
Factor into that other fighters in the heavyweight mix such as Tyson Fury make the current heavyweight pot well and truly hot once again.
Both Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder have a combined total of 58 knockouts as professionals between them.
An astonishing number that sees both men also boast a combined 97% knockout ratio when you combine their records.
For the full interview check it out here on IFL TV YouTube: