WBC Welcomes Joshua vs Wilder
WBC Welcomes Joshua vs Wilder if it can be agreed for April.
The WBC has affirmed its blessings on a unification bout between heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Antony Joshua which could go down next April.WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman says that the WBC sanctioning body will not hamper any plans for the fight. In an assuring message to boxing fans, Sulaiman said,
“The WBC has done everything possible to see this great fight happen. I will be thrilled to see it happen, which is a must as that is what the fans of the world want.”
According to the President, the task now is on the promoters from both camps to give an official sanction for a Wilder-Fury fight which is poised to happen later in the year. In the meantime, the pugilists have other fights to take care of in the quest for a legacy.
“It seems that Wilder will fight Tyson Fury next, we are waiting for an official sanction request from the promoter.”Said Sulaiman.
The sentiments from WBC president come at a critical time for Joshua and Wilder. Negotiations for a fight between them crumbled following disagreements in the outlined. Their upcoming fights are equally demanding.
Joshua is set to face the WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin in September while talks between Wilder and former world champion Tyson Fury have allegedly kicked off. These fights will no doubt be, in several ways, influential in shaping the Joshua-Wilder fight.
If Joshua successfully defends his WBA title in September, he will be putting three prestigious belts up for grabs when and if he faces Wilder. On the other hand, if Wilder beats Fury, he will be cementing his position on the world boxing given that Fury is still the lineal champion.
The Fans Fight
Quite frankly, the journey to this point has been heavily punctuated with great career highs and lows. Joshua is seen as the most marketable boxer on the planet, a point that has been proven several times by his full-to-capacity shows. Besides, he has triumphed over twenty men, disgracing them on terrible knockouts. British fans hold
him with high esteem and, at the age of twenty-eight, he still has the opportunity to take more leaps into the sport.
Wilder is itching to meet Joshua, and this is confirmed by the exchange that took place during the botched negotiations. Wilder, who has faced and floored 40 men, 39 of them on knockouts has his eyes on the bigger prize. Analytically speaking, Wilder holds America’s key back to the helm of the sport.
In a long time, the boxing world has witnessed American brilliance fade to lesser giants such as Philippines, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Being the reigning WBC champion, Wilder positions himself as the man to rewind the clock that he is the man to take things back on track, and a big, attractive fight is one way to prove his ability.
In light of this, the WBC endorsement of a Joshua-Wilder fight will no doubt go a long way in accelerating plans to have it happen. Until it is all over, boxing fans will keep their opinion as to who is the world’s heavyweight boxing champ!