WBC President pushes for Joshua v Wilder to be confirmed for UK
World Boxing Council, President Mauricio Sulaiman, would like the unification bout between the heavyweight champion of the World Boxing Council, Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) and the champion of the IBF, WBO and WBA, Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) to land, as a “Battle of Britain.”
Representatives of the two camps are currently ensconced in talks, trying their utmost to reach a mega agreement that’s just and satisfactory for both undefeated champions.
“We hope that this fight will happen. The world has a great interest to see these giants of Boxing fighting. They’re returned keen interest and focus on the heavyweight division.
“Both are unbeaten and both are champions. They should do it now, as the fans really want this to happen,” commented Mauricio Sulaimán, adding:
“Personally, I’d like to see the fight in the UK, as fans will crowd the Arena.
“If it’s done in the United States, I’d like it to be in Dallas, New York or Los Angeles. Or maybe in a different country, like Muhammad Ali in Zaire and Manila.
“Obviously, I’m on the side of our champion, Wilder, and loyalty is a principle that can not be compared.
“Anthony Joshua is a great boxer and he started at the WBC, but when the bell rings there are no favorites anymore!”