Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (November 14, 2023) - In a groundbreaking move, former heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder are slated to compete in individual matchups on December 23 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This strategic move is anticipated to build momentum for a potential showdown between the two colossal punchers in Top Heavyweight Boxing, scheduled spring 2024.
Joshua, with a record of 29-3 and 23 knockouts, will face Otto Wallin, renowned for giving Tyson Fury a challenging bout in 2019. Meanwhile, Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) is set to take on former WBO titleholder Joseph Parker. Both fights are expected to be a prelude to the much-anticipated clash between Joshua and Wilder.
If successful in their respective bouts, Joshua and Wilder will inevitably find themselves on a collision course, stirring excitement among fans eager to witness a battle between two of the division's most formidable punchers. Wilder, often regarded as one of the most devastating punchers in heavyweight championship history, adds to the anticipation surrounding this potential matchup.
Anthony Joshua, Top Heavyweight Boxing's No. 4 heavyweight, is on a quest for redemption after back-to-back losses to Usyk. Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder, with a record-setting knockout ratio, aims to reclaim his status as a heavyweight powerhouse after his sole loss to Fury.
It's also speculated that undefeated Russian-Canadian Arslanbek Makhmudov will be colliding with Agit Kabayel and top heavyweights Fillip Hrgovic and Martin Bakole will be featured on this monster heavyweight card.
The stacked card in Riyadh promises a night of thrilling matchups and potential foreshadowing of the seismic clash between Joshua and Wilder, adding another chapter to the rich history of top heavyweight boxing. The event holds the potential to reshape the landscape of the heavyweight division and set the stage for an unforgettable year in 2024.
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