BN Verdict | Jun 01 2019

Deontay Wilder rules out Anthony Joshua showdown – The BN Verdict

With Deontay Wilder announcing rematches with Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury the chances of Anthony Joshua showdown ever occurring get smaller and smaller
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The WBC heavyweight champion is currently undefeated

LAST night, at about the same time that Deontay Wilder announced plans to fight Tyson Fury again after fighting Luis Ortiz again, Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza implored the boxing media at the BWAA Awards to lose its cynicism, to be positive and to stop pointing out everything that’s wrong with the sport and instead focus on what’s right.

With that thinking in mind, Deontay Wilder announcing two fights this week – which just so happens to be the same week that Anthony Joshua makes his America bow against Andy Ruiz Jr – is a bold and daring move.

The plan is to take on Ortiz in September in a rematch of last March’s humdinger before taking part in a sequel to another thriller, December 2018’s 12-round draw with Fury. Two highly appealing and risky fights for Wilder, it’s true.