WBC President: Joshua vs Wilder fight should be eliminator for mandatory title challenger

WBC President: Joshua vs Wilder fight should be eliminator for mandatory title challenger

Mauricio Sulaiman awaits the results of the “Day of Reckoning” fights to officially establish the status of the two former world champions

The president WBC Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed that he plans to set up for a potential fight between former world champions Deontay Wilder And Anthony Joshua eliminator status for determination mandatory applicant for the championship title.

“Day of Reckoning” is an unprecedented event and a magnificent tournament. If Wilder and Joshua fight, it will be a natural elimination final bout between WBC No. 1 contender Wilder and No. 2 Joshua for the mandatory challenge. We will see what happens on Saturday, but at the moment there is nothing official yet,” the WBC chief said.

Suleiman suggested in November that a Joshua-Wilder fight could determine the mandatory challenger for the WBC belt held by Briton Tyson Fury. The President said that after the December 23 event, ratings could change significantly and this would affect the title defense.

Earlier it became known that Joshua and Wilder agreed to fight on March 9 in Saudi Arabia. For the event to take place, both boxers must defeat their closest opponents. Joshua will face Swede Otto Wallin, and Wilder will face Joseph Parker. Both fights will take place in the same “Day of Reckoning” event on December 23 in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

Joshua knocked out Robert Helenius in his last fight, which took place on August 12 in London. Deontay’s last opponent was also Helenius – the American won by knockout in the first round.

Source: Sportarena

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