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WBA expected to rule on Klitschko-Joshua fight today

The Klitschko-Joshua fight appears to hang in the balance as the WBA contemplates sanctioning the fight for their vacant world title.

Tyson Fury & Wladimir Klitschko Head to Head Press Conference Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Everyone is still awaiting official word from the WBA as to whether or not they’ll sanction a Wladimir Klitschko-Anthony Joshua fight for the world title vacated by Tyson Fury. Although Joshua’s IBF title would certainly be on the line, the WBA title appears to be make or break issue for Klitschko, who will likely look to fight Lucas Browne instead should the WBA not give their blessing.

The WBA was supposed to give their decision yesterday, but decided to delay their annoucement to today as they consider possible legal ramifications behind sanctioning the fight — relating to their settlement agreement with Lucas Browne, WBA president Gilberto Mendonza relayed to ESPN’s Dan Rafael.

How this will all play out is still up in the air, but there’s no doubt the would would much rather see a Klitschko-Joshua fight than a Klitschko-Browne fight, no offense to Browne.

Hopefully we’ll have some good news for you fine folks later on today. Until then, “I’ll keep you in suspense.”

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