News | Sep 20 2018

Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder should have happened by now, says WBC boss

But Mauricio Sulaiman does not believe the heavyweight title needs to be unified
Anthony Joshua
anthony joshua  |  Paul Macleod

THE Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder saga, after something of a lull in recent weeks, will likely gather pace again if Joshua successfully defends his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin this weekend at Wembley Stadium.

Wilder, the WBC champion, is expected to defend his belt against Tyson Fury in a fascinating showdown likely to be formally announced in the next week. The whole of the boxing world would like the winners of the two heavyweight showdowns to meet next year.

But, according to WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman, Joshua vs Wilder would have happened by now if Joshua had been “more patient”.


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