Is it next?
Could the heavyweight division soon get a battle for an undisputed champion? Heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua could be heading for a showdown in the near future. Last week Wilder verbally agreed to terms to meet Joshua in either October or November.
Now, it’s just a matter of receiving a contract and as long as it’s what they verbally agreed to, then we have a fight. Wilder has been very vocal in wanting to fight Joshua, going as far as making a 50 million dollar offer to Joshua. However, Joshua turned that down due to the fact that he wanted the bout to take place in the United Kingdom.
Last week Joshua’s promoter stated that he would be sending Wilder and his team a contract. Hearn said if that deal for the bout was not agreed on, Joshua would go on to face Alexander Povetkin. Joshua and Povetkin have a deal in place to meet in September just in case the negotiations with Wilder fall apart.
Today we have confirmation from Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel, that the contract has indeed arrived. Now, it’s just a matter of reviewing the contract before they will sign. As long as everything that has been agreed upon verbally is in the contract we could get the mega bout in Cardiff.
Wilder like Joshua also has an opponent with a deal in place, in Dominic Breazeale. Both sides have done a lot posturing through the media and social media, in a back and forth war of words. If the bout falls apart it could still be made at the beginning of next year.
Can both sides finally agree to meet in the ring? That will remain to be seen, this is the furthest they ever went in negotiation talks. That’s a good thing, now it’s time to put words into action. 3KingsBoxing.com will monitor the situation and will have an update as soon as one becomes available.
By: Wilson Urena