WBC Awards Anthony Joshua WBC Ranking, Making Him Eligible To Challenge Tyson Fury
It’s only a matter of time before the official announcement of a fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is made.
According to numerous reports, Joshua has verbally agreed to the offer made by Fury to fight him on December 3. Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren said that a contract was on the way.
But negotiations aren’t the only thing that stands in the way of this potential bout.
For Joshua to be qualified to face the Gypsy King, he needs to have special dispensation or a September ranking. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion had neither nor challenged for the WBA, IBF and WBO versions since 2016.
The WBC has a policy of not ranking any fighter who competes for another organization.
Joshua came out short in a rematch against Oleksandr Usyk on Sky Sports Box Office in Saudi Arabia last month. Due to his ties with other sanctioning bodies, the WBC decided to rank him in September’s Top 15 of the governing body.
And with that said, now it’s up to the Fury’s team to agree to Joshua’s suggested date.
Here are the updated WBC ranking charts for the month of September:
- Deontay Wilder US
- Andy Ruiz Jr. Mexico/US
- Frank Sanchez Cuba CONTINENTAL AMERICAS
- Robert Helenius Finland
- Arslanbek Makhmudov Russia/Canada NABF
- Anthony Joshua GB
- Dillian Whyte GB
- Otto Wallin Sweden
- Martin Bakole Congo/GB
- Zhan Kossobutskiy Kazakhstan INTL
- Luis Ortiz Cuba
- Michael Hunter US
- Dereck Chisora GB
- Filip Hrgovic Croatia
- Efe Ajagba Nigeria/US