Forget Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko is the fight the heavyweight division needs

Forget Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko is the fight the heavyweight division needs

While the postponement of Tyson Fury’s bout against Wladimir Klitschko has many boxing fans disappointed, it is also important to acknowledge that Fury may be fighting against a bigger, tougher battle within his personal space. Bring on Anthony Joshua.

However, Fury’s inability to defend his heavyweight titles has prompted the division to move on, and he is likely to be stripped of them with pending legal actions.

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Meanwhile, Wladimir Klitschko is left out once again after the fight has been postponed for the second time this year. Luckily, IBF heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua is scouring for an opponent too, with a fight date reserved on Nov. 26th.

It didn’t take long before news outlets have sprouted about the possibility of Wladimir Klitschko versus Anthony Joshua, and needless to say it’s got the boxing world excited.

Too excited, in fact, that some news outlets have jumped the gun and announced that the fight was officially done.

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According to a report by Sky Sports Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter said, “I’ve seen a lot of stuff talking about AJ and Klitschko saying that it’s done. It’s definitely not done.”

“We are in talks with Team Klitschko and his manager Bernd Boente. I’m hopeful that the fight can be made if everything works out. Joseph Parker, of course, our mandatory, fights live on Sky Sports on Saturday against Alexander Dimitrenko… on AJ, we’re working hard and we hope to have some news soon. I’ll update you when I can.”

Anthony Joshua is a young and undefeated champion with lots of power that could equal Klitschko’s. But being young doesn’t always play on his advantage even in a rigid sport as boxing, where experience could take over.

That said, Klitschko could prove that he just had a bad night against Tyson Fury, and he’s ready to take over the crown once again. Or, we might end up witnessing the changing of the guard with Anthony Joshua leading the way.

It’s a very intriguing fight, to say the least, for both sides and boxing fans the world over.

According to a report by Forbes Eddie Hearns said, “It’s a fight that he really fancies. We know how dangerous it is, but Joshua is fresh, sharp, ready and he wants those big fights. Perhaps it’s a fight one or two too early for us, but Joshua is more than ready to take this challenge on.”

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