Wilder fight with Joseph Parker in the Middle East on Saturday week, Joshua will face Otto Wallin. If both men win, it will finally set up the highly anticipated heavyweight match that has been building since they shared four world crowns.
Three weeks after Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk square off to determine who will be the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999, Joshua and Wilder—should their bout take place in March—will square off.
But Joshua, 34, told the TNT Sports Boxing YouTube Channel that he had given up on ever being able to compete for all four heavyweight titles. It is currently anticipated that Usyk and Fury will square off for the undisputed title, after which the belts will be reassigned once more.
Anthony Joshua Vs Deontay Wilder next fight
Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua have agreed to meet in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on March 9, 2024, during the first quarter of that year. As they say, better late than never, and this fight is six years overdue.
The fights Joshua and Wilder have to win in Riyadh on December 23rd are the only things keeping them from fighting on March 9. In the main event, Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) needs to defeat Joseph Parker, and Joshua needs to defeat Otto Wallin.
Mike Coppinger reports that Joshua and Wilder have reached a financial agreement for their bout on March 9. The amount of the guaranteed purses the two will receive from the Saudis is still unknown, but it is anticipated to be substantial.
In a huge bout, the victor will take on the winner of Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk. One may argue that the bout between Joshua and Wilder is superior to the one between Fury and Usyk.
The Joshua-Wilder match on March 9th is the best possible entertainment value; all they need to do now is make it through their preliminary bouts on December 23rd.
JOSHUA & WILDER MUST WIN
Regarding AJ’s battle with Wallin on December 23, Wilder told talkSPORT Boxing, I see Joshua winning the fight if his mind is in the right place. I envision him coming out on top if he enters the room with self-assurance and a determination to win the motion and do whatever it takes to do the job.
But he may be getting into serious problems if he enters there contemplating what comes next, particularly if it has to do with me or anything else unrelated.
We’ll find out the day of the battle, but I do believe he wins, that everything goes according to plan, and he does emerge victorious. When it comes to sheer entertainment value, the Joshua-Wilder bout on March 9th is unmatched.
We’ll find out the day of the battle, but I do believe he wins, that everything goes according to plan, and he does emerge victorious. Without a doubt, amazing things will happen after that if I emerge victorious,” declared Wilder.
Who will wins, Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder?
Fury, Joshua’s British opponent, appeared to be a flat slob during their most recent matchup with Francis Ngannou, the former mixed martial arts champion, according to Joshua. In October, Fury defeated the Cameroonian via split decision, just barely avoiding an upset.
He simply had the appearance of a weak, unmotivated person. He believes bodybuilders aren’t fit for combat, but he was just pounded around by one. It has always been my dream to fight him. He talks a lot and refers to me as a bodybuilder and other things, but I want to applaud the African strength because he intervenes on my behalf and smacks him down.