Earlier within the week, as Anthony Joshua ready to make his U.S. debut towards Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night time., Deontay Wilder stole some main thunder from the unified world heavyweight champion by announcing that he’ll have a rematch with Luis Ortiz subsequent, with a date and placement to be introduced quickly.
Not solely did Wilder’s announcement put the boxing headlines and highlight again on him, nevertheless it additionally seemingly dashed the hopes of “The Bronze Bomber” taking over “AJ” for the possibility to be topped the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, at the least in 2019.
Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder: When will they struggle?
At this level, all indicators level to 2020 being the 12 months that boxing followers lastly get a Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder struggle. However even then, that’s removed from assured, contemplating the contentious historical past between the 2 sides, who Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says are in talks, however clearly nonetheless have methods to go.
With it being June already, one would determine that Wilder would wish at the least three months to arrange for his rematch towards Ortiz, who got here near getting a stoppage within the seventh spherical of their March 2018 struggle, earlier than Wilder obtained the Tenth-round TKO. If a September struggle date is introduced, it could wipe away any considered a Joshua-Wilder struggle this 12 months and probably early 2020 as effectively.
Upon listening to the information of the Wilder-Ortiz rematch, Joshua talked about names reminiscent of Kubrat Pulev, Oleksandr Usyk, Michael Hunter, Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury as a doable opponent following Ruiz, as part of his interview with Sky Sports.
Wilder has additionally set a rematch with Fury after he fights Ortiz, so it could appear he is booked till the center of 2020 at earliest.
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— Anthony Joshua nonetheless feels assured that the Wilder struggle will occur, telling SN “there’s no reason at all that we shouldn’t have this fight.”
— Deontay Wilder took to social media asserting his subsequent two opponents might be Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury.
— Throughout an interview with ESPN, Tyson Fury stated that he heard that Wilder signed a deal to struggle Ortiz and Adam Kownacki and that the earliest that he’ll get his rematch with Wilder is the spring of 2020. Wilder and Fury fought to a attract December.
When is Deontay Wilder’s subsequent struggle?
Deontay Wilder’s subsequent struggle might be a rematch towards Luis Ortiz, though the WBC heavyweight champion has but to announce a date and venue for the struggle. That announcement needs to be made quickly.
When is Anthony Joshua’s subsequent struggle?
After dealing with Andy Ruiz Jr. on Saturday night time, Anthony Joshua’s subsequent struggle might come towards one of many following opponents: Kubrat Pulev, Oleksandr Usyk, Michael Hunter, Dillian Whyte or Tyson Fury, Though a Joshua-Fury struggle can be the hardest bout to cement out of any of those choices.
Who’s boxing’s heavyweight champion?
Anthony Joshua is the reigning unified world heavyweight champion, carrying the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles. Deontay Wilder is the WBC heavyweight champion, whereas Tyson Fury is thought to be the lineal heavyweight titleholder.