Anthony Joshua Given Renewed Hope of World Title Shot in Blockbuster Fight vs Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua Given Renewed Hope of World Title Shot in Blockbuster Fight vs Deontay Wilder

  • Anthony Joshua could take on the winner of Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz Jr for the WBC strap if it is vacated
  • Eddie Hearn has touted AJ to return to winning ways and a bout is being planned for early next year
  • Hearn also suggested that there are all kinds of eventualities as Dillian Whyte could be fighting Joe Joyce for the WBO world title

Famous boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has once again reiterated that Anthony Joshua could take on the winner of Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz Jr for the WBC strap if it is vacated.

It was gathered that the current WBC title-holder Tyson Fury is already in negotiations to take on unified champion Oleksandr Usyk (WBA, WBO, IBF) for a possible unification bout next year.

All is set for a Wilder vs Ruiz Jr clash and Hearn believes AJ is primed to take on the winner of that bout if all goes according to plan, Express reports.

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Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Andy Ruiz Jr, Boxing
Anthony Joshua touted to face winner of Wilder vs Ruiz Jr next year. Photo: Khalid Alhaj
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Speaking to the Matchroom Boxing YouTube channel, he said:

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"So now it's about positioning yourself, Dillian Whyte, AJ of course, into a shot at the world heavyweight title.
"AJ could be fighting the winner of Wilder - Ruiz for the WBC world heavyweight title, could be fighting Filip Hrgovic.
"Dillian Whyte could be fighting Joe Joyce for the WBO world title. There's all kinds of eventualities. But the pressure will come from the mandatories, that's just natural when there's a unified and in this case potentially undisputed champion."

Joshua decries not being a champion

Meanwhile, two-time world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has decried what it means not to be a champion.

The 33-year-old lost his rematch to Oleksandr Usyk in August and remains without a belt, having lost his titles to the Ukrainian earlier in the year.

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Joshua speaks on possible fight with Tyson Fury

Sports Brief earlier reported that Anthony Joshua has suggested that the highly-anticipated all-British bout with Tyson Fury will eventually happen 'in the near future'.

AJ has been touted to take on the Gypsy King, but somehow an agreement has not been reached since they were billed to meet in 2021.

Although both parties had signed a two-fight deal in March 2021, with the first bout scheduled for Saudi Arabia on August 14, a US Court ruled that Deontay Wilder was billed for a trilogy bout with Fury, which ended the agreement.

Source: SportsBrief.com