London, UK (September 29, 2023) - The planned Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder fight, originally set to take place in Saudi Arabia in January, has fallen through. However, Eddie Hearn, Joshua's promoter, insists that the fight with Wilder is still very much the plan. Hearn stated that they are in talks with other potential sites for the fight, targeting a February or March date.
Hearn mentioned that Joshua's team is considering two scenarios: fighting in December or waiting for the big showdown in February or March. Joshua, who has already had two fights this year, is known for wanting to stay active, but the decision ultimately depends on various factors.
The uncertainty around the fight's location and timing has raised questions about the potential opponents for both fighters. Joshua's fans may have to wait a bit longer for the Wilder fight, given the scheduling challenges. In the meantime, there has been speculation about a possible matchup between Joshua and Zhilei Zhang, possibly in China.
For Wilder, the situation is equally uncertain, with nearly a year of inactivity. The delay in the Joshua fight has caused some fans to lose patience and faith in the matchup. It remains to be seen who both fighters will face next and when the highly anticipated Joshua vs. Wilder bout will finally materialize.