New York, NY, USA (November 11, 2023) - Is it possible that we'll witness a momentous return to the ring for former heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder on December 23rd? Recent reports suggest the potential for a remarkable card featuring these two boxing legends on the night just before Christmas.There are hints that Anthony Joshua will be facing Otto Wallin and Deontay Wilder will take on Joseph Parker.
The highly-anticipated clash between Tyson Fury, the reigning WBC champion, and Oleksandr Usyk, who currently holds the IBF, WBA, and WBO titles, originally scheduled for December 23rd, has been called off. Nevertheless, according to the insights provided by Dan Rafael, a reputable name in the boxing world, there is a chance that this date will still be significant in the world of boxing, especially in Saudi Arabia, as it's been hinted recently.
Reports from "Fight Freaks Unite" indicate that both former WBC champion Deontay Wilder and former titleholder Anthony Joshua, who previously possessed the title now held by Usyk, are actively working towards securing a fight date against different opponents on December 23rd. It's understood that both parties are engaged in negotiations with Turki Alalshikh from the Saudi Arabian General Entertainment Authority, which is well-known for its financial support for major sporting events.
Additionally, there have been whispers in recent weeks that Wilder might travel to the UK to engage in negotiations with Joshua. However, it appears unlikely that Joshua and Wilder will face each other directly on December 23rd. Instead, the signs point toward the possibility of both heavyweight giants headlining the same fight night, setting the stage for a colossal showdown in spring 2024.