News | May 20 2019

Boxing News at Five: Wilder vs. Fury II will happen next year, Williams won’t waste his time fighting drug cheats

The big heavyweight fights are in the pipeline, just don't expect them soon, and Julian Williams won't be giving up his belt for a drug cheat
Julian Williams
Julian-Williams  |  Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

GOOD news for boxing fans: the heavyweight fights you want to see WILL happen – just not immediately, nor in 2019.

That’s the message following Deontay Wilder’s stunning first-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale on Saturday (May 18); a message read from a script shared by Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s promoter, Frank Warren, Tyson Fury’s promoter, and Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua’s promoter.

The three men in suits behind the three heavyweights with belts (well, let’s imagine Fury’s so-called lineal heavyweight title belt is actually something tangible) remain convinced the fights that need to happen will happen but are just as quick to caution anyone getting too carried away.