In the land of heavyweights, the only belt up for grabs that Anthony Joshua doesn’t have is the WBC title which is currently held by Deontay Wilder. This doesn’t mean that he wouldn’t mind a shot at it in the future as he mentioned in an interview with Sky Sports.
Joshua stated in the interview, “I think it will be class if I can fight Wilder for the undisputed title and then I could fight Usyk because then that would be the undisputed heavyweight champion versus the undisputed cruiserweight champion at heavyweight. That would be unbelievable.”
“If I don’t get Wilder, what am I doing it for? If I don’t get my hands on the WBC belt, what am I doing it for? I really want that chance and that opportunity.”
Wilder, has a mandatory matchup against Dominic Brezeale at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on May 18th. It will be interesting in what would it take for the two sides to make this happen as they have been rumored to be in fight talks as far back as 2017.
EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Joshua is planning his heavyweight future.
It includes Deontay Wilder and cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk, who steps up to the heavyweights in May.
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) April 10, 2019
Joshua (22-0,21 KOs) is in action against Jarrell Miller (23-0-1,20 KOs) at Madison Square Garden on June 1st. This bout would be for Joshua his first ever one in the United States for the British champion.
“I’ve done the [Joseph] Parker fight, I fought for that [WBO] title,” Joshua said. “I’ve fought (Alexander) Povetkin, now I’ve got to do Miller and I just need to get past this one.
It is nice to see Joshua mention this and potentially go after Wilder in a year so far that has the land of heavyweights playing musical chairs with each other and taking matchups that are ordered by their sanctioning body or not taking them at all. While this is isn’t going to answer any immediate answers, it does provide hope that after this summer the smoke will clear up in the division.