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Dec
2018

Fan Polls: No AJ v Wilder talks before Fury / Khan v Brook not a stadium fight / Hughie beats Pulev

World Boxing News 19/10/2018
Joshua Wilder

📸: Lawrence Lustig / Amanda Westcott

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Over the last seven days, World Boxing News launched a new series of polls to gather the thoughts of the fans.

Several subjects currently in the spotlight have been covered, with the first being Hughie Fury’s trip to Bulgaria.

The younger cousin of Tyson Fury, Hughie travels to Sofia in a bid to secure a shot at Anthony Joshua in 2019.

Asked who wins from the contest, the voting came back on both Twitter and Facebook in favor of Fury.

Nip and tuck over the 24 hours, Fury just shaded the fractions with just over 50% on both.

Second in the polling was controversy surrounding Eddie Hearn’s bid to secure Deontay Wilder for Joshua in April.

Dismissing Wilder’s forthcoming opponent Tyson Fury, Hearn wants the American to agree terms on the deal before the December 1 clash.

WBN put this to the public. They voted unanimously with over 70% that Hearn should hold off attempting to make the contest until after Wilder v Fury.

There will still be 132 days to negotiate a massive deal for Wembley, provided Wilder comes through his biggest test to date.

Third and finally this week, WBN wanted views on the Amir Khan v Kell Brook fight.



Khan exclusively spoke to World Boxing News to state the fight will happen. But that he wants it to be staged at Wembley Stadium.

“Kell Brook is the likely fight,” Khan exclusively told World Boxing News. “I don’t think it will happen this year, but next year definitely.

“Obviously we are with the same promoter. We are will Eddie Hearn, so that fight is a big possibility.

“We are with the same promoter in Eddie Hearn, so that fight is a big possibility. I’d love that fight. It’s a stadium fight,” he pointed out.

“In December or early next year, we can’t do an (outdoor) stadium. And after seeing the big fights there (Joshua v Klitschko, Povetkin), I want to be one of those guys to say, ‘I filled out Wembley Stadium’. So let’s see what happens.”


This notion clashes with Joshua’s April plans. It would mean at least another nine months until Khan and Brook traded blows in the late summer.

Given choices of five possible venues, fans were asked whether a football stadium or an arena should play host to the grudge match.

Although Wembley did garnish some interest, the result came back in favor of either Manchester or The O2 Arena.

This means the fight could happen at any time during the year and may be something which is put to Khan in the near future.

Catch up on the latest WBN Poll on Anthony Joshua here. The voting will run for the next six days.

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