WBC President: Whoever stops Joshua v Wilder happening in 2018 should be ashamed
World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman is urging the promotional teams of Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua to knuckle down to it and make the bout which fight fans want to see come to fruition.
Mauricio said the purse percentage negotiations/squabbles are up to the promoters to resolve, but they do have a responsibility to facilitate a mega heavyweight bout of two exciting, undefeated power champion punchers.
“If they don’t fight next year, it’s going to be a shame. And whoever gets in the middle of making this fight should be ashamed of himself because boxing needs these fights.
“The WBC has done its part, the road is clear and everything is ready for the fight to be made and there’s no reason not to make it.
“The heavyweight division has been the model of boxing and now every possibility is there, it would be a terrible mistake not to make this happen,” he added.
WBN Note: Without Joshua, Wilder could be approached by Joseph Parker’s team for a unification in the coming months, something WBN has touched upon in a recent article.