Boxing News At Five | May 13 2019

Boxing News at Five: Joshua won’t be fighting Wilder but will be watching him, Dogboe’s dad decides to step down

Anthony Joshua expects to fight Deontay Wilder one day but doesn't know when, and Isaac Dogboe is considering his future
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IN an ideal world, Dominic Breazeale would be kicking back this week and offering his thoughts on the weekend’s heavyweight unification fight between world champions Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

Instead, because nothing’s ideal in boxing, let alone in its problematic heavyweight division, Breazeale fights Wilder and Joshua fights Andy Ruiz Jnr on June 1. Joshua is talking about Wilder and Wilder is talking about Joshua, but that’s all it is at this moment in time – talk.

“One hundred per cent,” Joshua, the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion, told Sky Sports when asked if he would be watching Wilder’s WBC title fight against Breazeale on Saturday (May 18).