Wilder Team Looking At Unification With AJ In 2020
As the WBC world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder prepares for his May 18th defense, a member of his team indicates that a long-awaited unification fight will have to wait a little while longer.
Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager, made it clear to Tha Boxing Voice, that his fighter will have his plate full with a potential rematch with Luis Ortiz or facing popular Brooklyn heavyweight Adam Kownacki.
“He’s fighting his mandatory now, then we have a pretty full slate for this year, then we will discuss fighting Joshua next year. The name calling, the immaturities that are in the press, they won’t help but won’t hinder making the fight,” Finkel told Tha Boxing Voice.
When asked about fights with either unified champion Anthony Joshua or lineal champion Tyson Fury, Finkel preached patience. “They are all in the works,” the former manager of Mike Tyson said. “There is nothing confirmed at this point, the only thing that is locked in is the fight with Breazeale on May 18. If everything goes the way we hope it will, we will then discuss his next fight.
“I have spoken with [DAZN top executive] John Skipper more than once. Him and I are developing a very good relationship, I’m very fond of him. Those talks will continue, and eventually it will lead to a fight of Deontay and Joshua.”
Quotes: Boxing Scene