WBC President Supports Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman won’t get in the way of Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury.
Joshua and Fury have agreed in principle to two fights. First, Joshua must handle business against Kubrat Pulev on December 12. Joshua’s WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles will be on the line. Fury also hopes to defend his WBC gold against a top-ranked opponent in early 2021.
Even if Joshua and Fury were to win their next fights, there’s still the issue of the WBO mandatory status. Oleksandr Usyk is the mandatory challenger and he plans to invoke his mandatory claim.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Sulaiman said that the WBC won’t put up any roadblocks for Joshua vs. Fury.
“There’s absolutely great hope from the world to see that undisputed fight. Tyson Fury is our champion, our pride. Anthony Joshua holds the other belts and he has been a tremendous asset to the sport. A gentleman, a great career. To see this showdown, Fury-Joshua, would be tremendous for everyone in the sport of boxing. We will absolutely support it.
“The WBC has no blocks right now. There is no mandatory contender. There is an issue that we are aware that Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have some sort of mediation process going on and that’s the only thing, but we don’t have any details. We’re just hoping that everything gets resolved and everybody is happy and we see great fights inside the ring.”
Fury also may run into some legal issues in regards to a trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder. “The Gypsy King’s” team had said they were moving on from “The Bronze Bomber” after claiming his rematch clause expired. After Wilder threatened legal action, Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren said that the former WBC Champion remains in play for “The Gypsy King’s” next fight.