WBC Wants Joshua Next Against Fury-Wilder Winner
While the WBC have made Dominic Breazeale the mandatory challenger for the heavyweight championship, but Anthony Joshua gets the next crack at either Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder.
“Absolutely, that’s a fight the world wants to see,” Sulaiman told Sky Sports about a potential heavyweight unification fight. “That’s a fight the WBC has just ruled to support. During our convention, a ruling of the mandatory status included the provision of trying to make the winner of Fury-Wilder against Joshua.
“I’m not certain about any contract. That’s a private agreement, but the WBC is of course the one that orders the fights, so our position is that we want to see the ultimate heavyweight fight, which involves Joshua and involves the WBC champion.”
Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn have been in a protracted negotiation with Deontay Wilder and his team, with both sides lobbing blame at the other for not having the fight in September and potentially stifling an April 13th showdown.
“To see boxing with 90,000 fans, regardless which country you’re in, has to be a great motivation which shows the moment that is being lived in the UK, in England, with Joshua,” claimed Sulaiman.
“I much rather see fights in stadiums than in casinos. I like to see the fans at the arenas.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports