It’s the fight that not only boxing fans want to see, but also the whole world. Everyone is eagerly awaiting confirmation of an Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder super fight. The latter was in scintillating form on Saturday evening in New York, when he knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round with a devastating right hand.
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Wilder has gone on to confirm the fight will happen, but admits it might take longer than expected to confirm a deal.
“I know a lot of people want to know when the Joshua fight will happen,” reports The Metro.
“We know that when the big fights happen everything goes silent. This fight will happen, the big fights will happen. You know what the saying is, good things come to those that wait.”
Joshua will be making his United States debut on 1st June when he faces Andy Ruiz Jr, and Wilder has also indicated he may well be in attendance to see how the Hertfordshire-born star gets on.
“The power is real, it’s something that I don’t have to really train for,” said Wilder.
“‘I’ve got a lot of obligations to fulfil. If that date is open to me, you might see Deontay Wilder there.
“When it’s a good scrap that people want to see, you might find me there. I think it will happen. It’s going to happen. I believe in all my heart it will happen.”
What’s the hold up?
It almost feels like being a frustrated kid in the lead up to Christmas, you know what’s coming but you just can’t wait! And that’s almost what it feels like with boxing fans when it comes to a potential Joshua v Wilder super fight.
A bout of this magnitude will be complex and require time to finalise, and the general feeling is that a deal will be confirmed for next year or 2021. With that said, promoter Eddie Hearn is also keen to see a deal ironed out so the pair can go toe-to-toe this year, with December being touted for the showdown.
Previously, the main issues for the delay in confirming the fight stemmed from disagreement in purse sizes and the potential locations. Wilder had previously said the offer was on the table and the ball was in AJ’s camp’s court, but no deal materialised and the wait goes on.
Thinking about it logically, the monster fight will happen but it is getting somewhat tedious having to wait on the side-lines for the confirmation. You have to appreciate this will be by far the biggest and most prosperous boxing match in history, so the finer details must be correct for both parties.
Whenever the fight does happen, it promises to be one of the most explosive in boxing and as Wilder confirmed, good things come to those who wait.