WBO Undisputed champ, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder’s potential mouthwatering unification fight has edged closer, with “a clear desire from both sides to make the fight”, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
Meanwhile Wilder recently failed to agree terms over a rematch with Tyson Fury and has since been ordered to defend his WBC title against Dominic Breazeale.
“It’s very encouraging,” Hearn said. “I’m not going to say too much on it, because I don’t want to jinx anything. But I think there’s an opportunity there for someone to be a mediator to get the fight done.
“Clearly, the relationship between Team Wilder and Team Joshua is not the best. I think this is a route that is going to be very beneficial to the making of that undisputed fight.
“It’s not just about doing a deal with Wilder, it’s about doing a deal with Joshua.
“They’ve got their work cut out, but the pieces are coming together. There’s a long way to go but we’ll see where it goes.
“Now I think there’s a strategy in place that could lead us to this fight. There’s a clear desire from both sides to make the fight (happen).”
Hearn hinted that the potential bout between Joshua and Wilder could take place in November or December this year, after their fights with Miller and Brezeale respectively, if both men are victorious.
“It’s the biggest fight in world boxing by a long, long way,” Hearn added. “AJ has business to take care of first against Miller. Part of my job is to make sure he stays focused on that task.
“It’s all well and good making an undisputed fight but if you lose to Miller, it’s all up in the air.
“Wilder’s going to fight Breazeale, that’s his mandatory. Joshua fights Miller. If an undisputed fight gets made it will be November or December 2019. But still a couple of hurdles”
RUMOUR:— BoxingTribeUK (@BoxingTribeUK) March 7, 2019
Jarrell Miller cut in training is the RUMOUR today and out of fight with Anthony Joshua
Reports suggestion Kubrat Pulev to step in and replace miller @BIGBABYMILLER @anthonyfjoshua @EddieHearn #JoshuaMiller #BoxingNews pic.twitter.com/cEBKGIT0ik
Anthony Joshua has beaten 6 of the top 15 (Whyte, Breazeal,Parker,Povetkin, Charles Martin & Carlos Takam)— Achilles (@Just_Lyelly) March 5, 2019
Beyonce wilder has only 1 (Ortiz) & has a controversial draw with 1 (Fury)
Numbers don't lie! pic.twitter.com/QYwvKwdBh6