Anthony Joshua Pushing for Undisputed
After winning back his unified heavyweight titles from former champion Andy Ruiz (33-2-22KOs) on December 7, Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21KOs) has a renewed sense of confidence.
The British superstar bounced back nicely with a dominant win over Ruiz the man that crashed his American debut back in June in New York City.
Now with that all behind him Joshua is eyeing an even bigger claim to fame and legacy-enhancing fight. That fight is an undisputed clash with fellow hard-hitting WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 41KOs).
The two have a history of callouts that have led to nothing but failed negotiations on multiple occasions. Wilder recently criticized Joshua’s performance against Ruiz, claiming the champion “ran” throughout the course of their 12 round rematch.
Joshua has responded via social media, declaring he’s ready to get it on with his heavyweight champion counterpart.
“Let’s get Undisputed trending! That’s what I want & that’s what the people want.
I want it bad! I came to take over & not take part!”
Obviously, this is the fight we all wanted from the beginning. Now, with Joshua handling his business and regaining his titles, the fight seems to be back on course. Or is it?
Joshua has two mandatory obligations to fulfill before a potential Wilder fight. One against IBF mandatory Kurbat Pulev (28-1, 14KOs) and the second against WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13KOs).
As for Wilder, he has a February 22 rematch with the man he battled to a controversial draw with Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20KOs) before he can entertain Joshua.
So, while boxing fans and pundits are hoping for the battle of the hard-hitting giant heavyweights, both men yet again find themselves in positions where a loss could derail the dream match-up and this time, maybe for good.
By: Jerrell Fletcher