A showdown between World Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder is coming soon without a doubt, asserted Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn. He said the Briton’s top priority is his April 13 Wembley Stadium unification bout with the unbeaten American.
Joshua, the 22 times champion, revealed that he was ready for the bout after Wilder retained his WBC belt following the controversial draw against Tyson Fury at the Staples Center on December 1.
Both Joshua and Wilder are holding major belts of major boxing competitions. Joshua is the holder of the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Organization (IBO), while Wilder is holding the World Boxing Council (WBC) title.
Earlier this week, in response to a tweet saying Wilder was interested to fight him, the British star said he will give fellow fighter Fury a fair one and fight either man in the future.
“What took this fool, so long? Like we ain’t been interested?!! Anyway, well done Fury! They wanted to get you because they assumed you are finished!! I’ll give you a fair one when you’re ready! Either one of you!” tweeted Joshua.
Veteran promoter and Eddie’s father, Barry Hearn said Joshua would love to fight Fury, but the 40 times champion Wilder is his first choice because both fighters are collecting belts as current champions.
Many fans and supporters were enraged after Fury-Wilder bout resulted in a controversial draw.