Hey, maybe you’re sick of hearing about Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, given that they’re not fighting this year, but the fight is still on a lot of minds, and we’re trying to pay the bills around here.
Joshua (21-0, 20 KO) says that the fight with Wilder (40-0, 39 KO) is “definitely going to happen.” From Sky Sports:
“I’m ready, I’m focused, I’m confident that I’ll get there, and I’m confident that I’ll win once I do get there. So let’s talk about it until the cows come home because that fight is definitely going to happen.”
But he’s not ignoring his next challenge, a September 22 fight at Wembley Stadium with Alexander Povetkin (34-1, 24 KO):
”Ultimately I am interested in who I’m fighting, and when I’m fighting. It’s a simple business. They provide good, worthy opponents for me, and Povetkin is one of them. Povetkin — everybody knows who he is. If you’re a boxing fan you know he’s an Olympic gold medalist, a world title challenger, one defeat. A real interesting competitor.”
Joshua has a lot on his plate right now, as Povetkin is far from a pushover, but it’s still no secret that the fight everyone wants at heavyweight, THE fight at heavyweight, is Joshua-Wilder.
Like he says, we’ll be talking about it until the cows come home. Hopefully they at least come home in April 2019, as is the current idea.