Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder are likely to finally step into the ring against each other December this year according to Joshua’s Manager, Eddie Hearn.
A fight between the two has been on the menu since Joshua beat Vladimir Klistcho in 2017 but has yet been served.
While there are reports of Tyson Fury facing Oscar Rivas, Wilder taking Dominic Breazeale and Joshua fighting Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller, Hearn told Sky Sports the possibility of the ‘Bronze Bomber’ and ‘AJ’ squaring off later in 2019 is more realistic than has ever been.
“It’s very encouraging. I’m not going to say too much on it, because I don’t want to jinx anything”.
“But if they don’t fight here, I would think he’s probably going to fight Wilder in December, January”.
Already, Deontay Wilder is expected to sign a fortune deal for streaming network DAZN with a view to fighting Anthony Joshua this later in the year for the undisputed world heavyweight title.
Hearn added: “It’s not just about doing a deal with Wilder, it’s about doing a deal with Joshua, for the fight”.
“They’ve got their work cut out, but the pieces are coming together.”
“We’ll see where it goes. But there is now a strategy in place and a route in place that could lead us to an undisputed fight.”