Will Wilder Wait To Sign Fury Rematch?
The question for boxing fans heading into 2020 is “will we finally see an undisputed world heavyweight champion?”
With Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder playing a risky game of chicken that saw Joshua lose his titles to Andy Ruiz Jr earlier this year, promoter Eddie Hearn believes the WBC champion Wilder will await to see who walks out of December 7th before determining his next move.
“I don’t see how the February fight with Fury can happen,” Hearn told Sky Sports of a reported fight between Fury and Wilder if the latter defeats Luiz Ortiz in November. “To be honest with you, I think the whole world is looking at Joshua-Ruiz, and I don’t think anything will happen until that fight takes place, because you’ve got Joshua, Ruiz who’s with the PBC and Al Haymon, so is Deontay Wilder.
“If Ruiz beats Joshua, they’ll be looking to make that fight, an undisputed fight, but obviously if Joshua wins, that throws everything out and who can rule out Joshua against Tyson Fury at Wembley next summer.
“Win or lose against Ruiz, that’s a fight we must-see, but the focus for AJ is just to beat Andy Ruiz,” Hearn said of a fight between Wilder and Joshua.
“Wilder and those guys, their future is defined by themselves. For Joshua, it’s never been about Wilder, it’s been about the undisputed, but that dream is over until he gets his belts back on December 7.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports