[Sports News] Joshua set for heavyweight tourney in December
Anthony Joshua’s decision to delay his second fight in 2023 until December has been linked with talks over a four-man heavyweight tournament with Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Oleksandr Usyk.
The British-Nigerian made his comeback after back-to-back defeats by Usyk when he outpointed Jermaine Franklin in London to return to winning ways. It was expected Joshua would continue a rebuild of his heavyweight career this summer, after urging fans to remain patient with him as he continues to step up the levels of opponent again.
A second meeting against Dillian Whyte touted for the summer given their respective victories over Franklin. However, Joshua stunned the world by announcing on social media that his next fight would be delayed until December.
Radio hot Simon Jordan on talkBOXING recently disclosed rumors regarding a potential mega three-fight Saudi deal. He said on the talkBOXING show; “There’s a lingering observation and, I suppose rumour, that’s seeded I think in some substance – that there is a series of fights being arranged in the Middle East that involve Fury, Usyk, Joshua and Wilder.
Three fights being made which is Fury vs Usyk, Wilder vs Joshua and the two winners of those fights meeting again in the Middle East for the ultimate showdown. That would align with the dynamic of the reasons why Joshua isn’t fighting until December. The second part of this equation that I’m understanding is potentially in the offing is that Fury needs to fight.
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