Heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua has come in for a lot of criticism over the past six months or so.
Most of it unjust to be fair.
What a difference a year makes.
The script has been well and truly flipped in the heavyweight division following Fury and Wilder fighting last year when their bout captured the world’s attention last December.
Joshua now takes on Jarrell Miller next on June 1st in a fight that isn’t Wilder or Fury, annoyingly, but at the same time — both Fury and Wilder look like they are not going to rematch either.
So, all the criticism can’t just be levelled at Joshua this year in terms of the big three not fighting one another.
That said, Wilder and Fury did prove they are willing to fight as they did last December.
Ultimately, all three will fight and hopefully, we’ll see at least one of the match ups this year.
Switching to this weekend Ireland’s female boxing sensation and a woman considered by many to be the greatest female fighter that ever lived, Katie Taylor, takes part in a massive fight Stateside this Friday ahead of St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Anthony Joshua’s comments about her here ahead of the fight say a lot about him in my opinion.
Humble, always learning, hungry and one of the good guys in boxing for sure.
But, when that bell goes, one of the most ferocious fighters on the planet:
(Hat tip Sky Sports Boxing Twitter)
Fair play Joshua. A class act there.
Boxing fans will be just hoping that he eventually gets in the ring with Wilder or Fury by the end of the year at least.
He certainly wants it. Hopefully boxing politics get out of the way and allow for it.
This week WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and his managers Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon will meet with John Skipper of DAZN to discuss the possibility of fighting on the streaming platform against Anthony Joshua before the end of the year.
Fingers crossed the super fight happens.