Joshua Eyes Wilder-Usyk Next
If Anthony Joshua gets past Jarrell Miller on June 1st, the unified heavyweight champion of the world eyes two major showdowns to close out 2019.
Joshua, who makes his Madison Square Garden debut in June, hopes to face WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, if Wilder gets past Dominic Breazeale in May at Barclays Center.
“I think it will be class if I can fight Wilder for the undisputed title and then I could fight Usyk because then that would be the undisputed heavyweight champion versus the undisputed cruiserweight champion at heavyweight. That would be unbelievable.”
“If I don’t get Wilder, what am I doing it for? If I don’t get my hands on the WBC belt, what am I doing it for? I really want that chance and that opportunity.”
With Wilder and Joshua still worlds apart in negotiations due to Wilder’s insistence on a 50-50 split, as well as Joshua airing on DAZN and Wilder on Showtime.
Usyk may be the easiest option for Joshua, as both fighters are represented by Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, plus Usyk would become a mandatory challenger to Joshua’s WBO title if the now-former undisputed cruiserweight champion relinquishes the cruiserweight belt.
Report: Sky Sports