The heavyweight unification showdown between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder appears to be heading for a date soon. Whether or not it’s next up though remains to be seen.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn all week has been saying that it is likely Joshua will face Povetkin next, then Wilder.
But Joshua while speaking to Sky Sports on TV this week mentioned that there is still time to wrap up talks for the Wilder fight to happen next.
But they need to be concluded by the end of the month:
“In terms of a three-month camp (that I need) we’ve still got until the end of the month (end of June for negotiations) so we’ve still got a few more weeks. It’s just the nitty-gritty. Everyone is seeing the golden end of the rainbow and everyone wants a piece now. It’s not a problem – there’s enough in the pot for everyone to eat. I’m training. I’m hungry.”
That still gives things well over three weeks for the mega fight to be penciled in for both men next.
Ultimately, it’s the fight everyone wants to see.
If boxing history has taught us anything is that waiting or putting off these type of huge fights can be risky.
A loss to either man could derail things entirely.