Anthony Joshua might meet Deontay Wilder in probably the largest remaining eliminator the world has ever seen.
Joshua and Wilder will compete in separate bouts on December 23 in opposition to Otto Wallin and Joseph Parker respectively.
If each Wilder and Joshua are victorious they are going to be on track to field one another subsequent yr. However regardless that they’re the No 1 and No 2-ranked contenders with the WBC they will not combat one another for that heavyweight championship.
The WBC has confirmed to Sky Sports activities that their heavyweight championship is not going to solely be contested, together with the IBF, WBA and WBO belts, within the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk undisputed title combat on February 17 but in addition in an anticipated Fury-Usyk rematch.
Mauricio Sulaiman, the WBC president, emphasised that his organisation has been dedicated to supporting establishing an undisputed champion at heavyweight.
“We have been ready and pushing and mediating and inspiring everybody to attempt to make this occur,” Sulaiman advised Sky Sports activities.
“When Wilder was champion there have been a few events the place Wilder-Joshua got here very shut. The WBC left that window with out interfering with something that might get in the best way. Then with Tyson Fury, he was able to combat Joshua, then Usyk.
“The issue that might occur is a compulsory contender,” he continued. “We did order Wilder in opposition to [Andy] Ruiz, which was an amazing combat, to discover a necessary contender.
“That combat did not happen. So the WBC board of governors has permitted Fury in opposition to Usyk in February after which the rematch so there is not going to be something in the best way, so far as the WBC, for each fights to happen.”
The large present on December 23 might nevertheless finally produce the necessary challenger for the WBC heavyweight title that Fury holds.
“In itself it’s a pure WBC elimination event. You’ve got Wilder, No 1, Joshua, you’ve got Parker, you’ve got Otto Wallin, all these are extremely ranked within the WBC. After December 23 we will see a distinct image within the rankings,” Sulaiman defined.
Joshua and Wilder shall be favoured to win their fights and the expectation is for the American and the Briton to field subsequent yr.
“It seems like Wilder and Joshua are on a collision course. That might very nicely be a remaining elimination to find out a compulsory contender for the WBC title,” Sulaiman mentioned.
That may be one of the vital high-profile remaining eliminators the game has ever seen.
“Unbelievable. That may be a dream come true for the followers,” Sulaiman mentioned.
“I’m very pleased to see the promoters collaborating, the managers, the fighters. After all there’s massive cash concerned however you must make it.
“You may dream of issues, we have now been dreaming for this and that is the proper second to get into one other period of boxing. So we shall be supporting as a lot as we will.”