The world Boxing Association (WBA) has given the world champion in heavy weight under version WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KO) 24 hours to sign the contract to fight mandatory Challenger from Russia
So, the WBA has requested a response from the team of Joshua about the battle with mandatory Challenger Alexander Povetkin.
“The Association has resolved to extend talks for a month due to the fact that the British continued negotiations with the DevTeam Wilder. Team Wilder is still not agreed on a contract, so we demand the immediate appointment of a fight between Joshua and Povetkin,” said WBA President Gilberto Mendoza.
We will remind, boxer Wilder agreed to the venue of the fight with Joshua.
The American WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KO’s) is ready to fight another champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KO’s) in the UK. This was told by the Manager of the American in the interview boxingscene.com.
“If we organize this fight, the venue will not be a problem. We were never against to fight in the UK. For Deontay, this was never a problem.
In fact, they need to make a decision within a few days. It seems that they both want this fight, but it is obvious that there are certain obstacles”.
Note that in case of failure of negotiations, he will meet with Alexander Povetkin.
As he wrote Politeka, the legendary Mike Tyson voiced his opinion about the winner in opposition to the current American top heavyweight (over 90.7 kg) Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KO’s) with the ex-champion Tyson fury (26-0, 19 KO’s). About this Tyson said on radio Sirius XM Boxing.
“I like fury. I think he can beat Wilder, — said the former puncher. — Deontay just fits fury, you know? Tyson is very inconvenient, but Wilder’s not used to fighting with these guys. Yes, and so large too.”
According to Tyson, the winner is the one that showed in the fight-the return last week — namely, the British “Gypsy Prince”.
Trayan Markevich has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Quebec Times, Trayan Markevich worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.