Speculation regarding the possible bout between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua never ceases to end, however, it looks fairly unlikely to happen any time soon.
Both at the peak of their powers, American superstar and British powerhouse Joshua have tried to tease each other into fighting and the fans have become impatient with an announcement regarding it.
Today however, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed a worrying rumor stating that Wilder's next three potential fights will not feature Joshua.
As a mandatory challenger, Wilder is required to face off against Dominic Breazeale in New York on May 12th to defend his WBC Heavyweight title.
Due to failed drug tests, Joshua is now actively looking for a replacement opponent for when he visits the United States on June 1 in Madison Square Garden.
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The American boxer appears to have already agreed who he will take on in his next two outings.
According to Hear, a rematch against Luis Ortiz will happen later this year before a clash with Adam Kownacki early in 2020.
"What worries me is that everybody in the business tells me that he [Wilder] has been told – and all these fighters have been told – that his next fights are Luis Ortiz and Adam Kownacki," Hearn told Barbershop Conversations.
“And that worries me because the only fight we want next is Deontay.
“They’ve got a plan to fight these other guys in place.”
For many fans, it may be difficult to take 100 percent truth from that as Hearn is Joshua's promoter, but for now, it seems promising that the intent to fight is there from at least one party.
As two of the most high profile performers in the sport of boxing, it would be a fan's dream to see the two face off head-to-head and maybe one day in the future that blockbuster event will be gifted to us.News Now - Sport News