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WBC: Winner of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury Will Fight Joshua


The WBC has ruled to support an ‘ultimate heavyweight fight’ between Anthony Joshua and the winner of Deontay Wilder’s WBC title clash with Tyson Fury.

That’s according to WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman, who claims that is the fight everyone wants to see.

Fury and Wilder go head-to-head in December with the American putting his WBC heavyweight belt on the line.

For Joshua, he successfully defended his WBA, IBF and WBO titles by becoming the first man to stop Alexander Povetkin last month.

His attention now turns to April 13 with no opponent yet announced.

The Briton spoke at length how he wants to face Wilder in a blockbuster bout, while Fury has also been mentioned.

There has been some trepidation about a potential super fight being scheduled, with some pointing to the possibility of Dillian Whyte earning a rematch with Joshua first.

However, Sulaiman suggests the WBC will do everything in their power to make sure the winner of Fury-Wilder will be the one to face Joshua next.

“Absolutely, that’s a fight the world wants to see,” Sulaiman said.

“That’s a fight the WBC has just ruled to support.

“During our convention, a ruling of the mandatory status included the provision of trying to make the winner of Fury-Wilder against Joshua.

“I’m not certain about any contract.

“That’s a private agreement, but the WBC is of course the one that orders the fights.

“So our position is that we want to see the ultimate heavyweight fight, which involves Joshua and involves the WBC champion.

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