Anthony Joshua gives positive update on potential Deontay Wilder fight: “We’re throwing it down in December”

Anthony Joshua has provided a promising update regarding his much-anticipated fight against Deontay Wilder. Joshua and his promoter, Eddie Hearn, have been vocal about their desire to secure a marquee bout by the end of the year.

Hearn clarified that Joshua would face either Tyson Fury or Wilder in December in Saudi Arabia, and it appears that Wilder is the frontrunner.

The heavyweight division has been abuzz lately with rumors of a potential four-man tournament featuring Fury vs Usyk and Wilder vs Joshua, both taking place on the same night.

While skepticism among fans remains, a major fight in the Middle East is likely to occur in some shape or form. Joshua has now confirmed his plans to fight Wilder in a video captured by iFL TV, fueling excitement among boxing enthusiasts.

“That’s what’s happening [the Wilder Fight]. It’s public news, we’re getting it down, we’re throwing it down in December.”

Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder: The Mega Fight

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Anthony Joshua preparing for his upcoming fight with Deontay Wilder

In early April, Anthony made his return to the ring against Jermaine Franklin, an American boxer. Despite securing a win, Joshua’s performance left some pundits disappointed as they had expected a return to the more aggressive style that he displayed earlier in his career.

Following the Franklin fight, the former heavyweight champion declared his intention to fight again within 12 weeks, with many anticipating a rematch with Dillian Whyte.

Joshua’s plans to return to the ring within 12 weeks of his last fight were called into question after he posted on social media that his next bout would not be until December.

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Anthony Joshua is frustrated with his peers

Many speculated that negotiations for a clash with Deontay Wilder were already underway, and this now seems to be the case. Wilder was previously slated to face Andy Ruiz Jr after knocking out Robert Helenius in the first round in October 2022.

The WBC had ordered the fight as a final eliminator for a chance to compete for Fury’s title, but negotiations stalled and ultimately failed.

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