UK Heavyweight boxing champ Anthony Joshua got here out and stated it outright: a battle with American Heavyweight Deontay Wilder is the battle he desires, “and the battle that ought to occur.” But one stumbling stands in the way in which, within the form fellow Brit Tyson Fury, the lineal champ going face to face with Deontay on December 1st in Los Angeles.
Ever because the tilt was first proposed, Wilder passingly outlined his plans to knock out Tyson Fury, in like method earlier pre-fight rambles, most which culminating in a knockout to his credit score.
With the purse determined, and the placement booked properly prematurely, the psychological warfare between is more likely to start, with Anthony Joshua monitoring the scenario from shut behind. “I’ve great respect for Fury for agreeing to go away England and are available to the U.S. to problem me,” stated WBC Champion Deontay Wilder with reference to his opponent. ” As a lot as I respect Fury, I worry no man and absolutely intend to knock him out like each man that I’ve ever confronted within the ring.”
Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, and Deontay Wilder are the integral items to a rejuvenated Heavyweight Division in boxing, the American owing a lot his success to his heavy-handedness, Fury to in-ring deception, and Joshua to his polished ability set. Who do you see popping out on high in a yr’s time, remark beneath?
English promoter Eddie Hearn was in Chicago hyping up a boxing card taking place in October when TMZ caught with him. The Englishmen is generally considered the shrewdest businessman the lot in Great Britain, where Boxing is a big deal, maybe only second fiddle to Soccer and arguably Rugby.
Hearn’s most famous client is Anthony Joshua, the current WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titleholder fighting out BXR in London. A prospective fight with WBC champ Deontay Wilder was talked about for 2018, but with all the contracted BS in the sport, it never came to pass. Hearn contends that the heavyweight tilt will in fact happen barring any mishaps. He has a April 13 date encircled with it in mind, seeing as he plans his fight cards months ahead time, in order to cogitate over potential scheduling conflicts and “mandatory defenses.”
Speaking “mandatory defenses,” if a proposed super fight with American Deontay Wilder is ever to happen on April 13, Anthony Joshua has to get through Russian challenger Alex Povetkin, a man who has twice been accused “doping” leading up to fights. Deontay on the other hand, has little impeding his movements towards unification. Dominic Breazeale has called him out, Luis Ortiz even asked for a rematch but neither are go-to options, unless course a contract is outright signed with Eddie Hearn, Joshua and the rest Matchroom Sport.
Regardless what transpires between now and then, Eddie Hearn has all but guaranteed a fight between Joshua and Wilder is “100%” happening. It’s not a matter “if,” but when it happens, provided the April 13 date falls through.
Eleider Alvarez has been waiting for his chance to substantiate his contender status. Most the sanctioning bodies governing the sport boxing had placed the Colombian fighter high in their pecking order, but a title shot still eluded him because the payf was unclear. Why risk it all against a unknown commodity with lesser draw appeal?
Adonis Stevenson, the Montreal-based light heavy champ holding the WBC strap evaded him on two occasions, with promoter Yvon Michel figured out a benefit package as compensation for Eleider Alvarez’s deferment the inevitable. Enter Sergey Kovalev, whom many consider the most dangerous light heavyweight since Roy Jones Jr. No one predicted he would drop his WBO belt to Alvarez, much less fall prey to an overhand right before the final bell. But he did, in a matter 7 rounds after suffering a knockdown, and a cut in the 6th.
The WBO title fight was part a televised HBO Boxing card, also featuring another light heavy tilt between rising powerhouse Dmitry Bivol and Isaac Chilemba Malawi. Unfortunately the undercard bout was less scintillating than the Kovalev-Alvarez affair. Bivol cruised to a decision victory in a fight many have prematurely labelled a “snoozefest.”
Bivol is never-the-less an interest matchup for either fighter in the main event. Kovalev could plot his resurgence with a fight against the 27-year old, whereas Eleider Alvarez could see his reign perfectly consolidated with another notch on his belt. Where does WBC Light Heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson factor in all this? No one seems to know or care.