An Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder super fight for the heavyweight division looks set to be made in the coming weeks in what would be the biggest heavyweight title unification fight in nearly two decades in the sport.
Not since Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson has this buzz for a heavyweight title fight been seen.
The heavyweight division’s current momentum is something that sport of boxing has needed for some time and now that two of it’s main champions, who are both undefeated and are from both sides of the pond, are on the verge of fighting one another, it would almost secure this positive momentum for the sport for years to come.
It’s that big.
Negotiations have been ongoing the past few weeks between the two teams but speaking to Kugan Cassius of IFL TV Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn believes it comes down to one thing in the end:
“It’s really a case of does Anthony want to take this fight in Las Vegas? It has (always been what it comes down) but there’s a general feeling in the team that he has done the business over here. We have all worked very hard to create something in England that has never been seen before. So it’s the biggest fight out there in world boxing – he would like to deliver that to the UK fans. There is also the element of he is the A-side in the fight, so, I think this is probably coming from me and Rob (McCracken – trainer of Joshua) more than AJ, is this fight should take place here (in the UK). In our lion’s den.”
Wilder last fought against Luis Ortiz whom he knocked out after been knocked down in the fight.
Joshua last boxed against Joseph Parker in a points win that saw him add the WBO belt to his heavyweight title collection.
For the full interview on IFL YouTube (hat tip) check it out here: