Last Saturday in the town of al-Diria was the second fight between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz. The Briton took a confident revenge and regained all the titles that are lost after a sensational defeat, occurred in June of this year.
On fights with Ruiz and the rest of Joshua spent a year. During this period, on 2 his belt there was the official candidates. On the line IBF is Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, and WBO is our Alexander Usik. The two of them have more right to a meeting with the champion.
Although the WBO President Paco Valcárcel, and stated that the champion has to fight the Challenger within 180 days, it is unlikely the Ukrainian will be the first. First, Alexander says that he would like to spend a few interim fights. Second, the Bulgarian team is very serious and will try by all means to obtain the right to immediate battle for his ward.
The fight with a Bullet a good opportunity for Anthony to think about going back to America in order to finally get coveted win over the ocean. As for the Moustache, his fight should be expected somewhere in late 2020 or early 2021-th.
Before Joshua could still hold a fight with Darrellom Miller. The confrontation with him has unleashed in a long time. It is the duel between them was to be in June 2018. However, Miller caught on doping, and promoter Eddie Hearn replaced him in the person of Andy Ruiz.
Of course, neither mentioned Usyk’s Bullet, or even Miller in his fights with the British will not be able to create so great a scale megafit as a potential champion fights with Tyson fury and DevTeam Wilder. But, unfortunately, it is unlikely that these battles will take place in the near future.
Stellar opponents first decided to find out each other. Their fight is scheduled for the end of February. Maybe after this meeting, the boxers will hold the third match. In addition, the championship belt for which they are fighting, already there is an official Challenger – China, Dillian white. The WBC champion will be forced to hold a mandatory defense against the big white throughout the year. So rather than fall 2020 matches Joshua Wilder or Joshua – fury is not necessary to wait.
Another contender for the title fight emerges hypothetical winner of the battle is a rematch between American Michael hunter and Alexander Povetkin. Their first meeting was held in the framework of the main battlefield undercart Saturday’s event.
This fight had the status of the qualifying battle in the duel with WBA. Given the plans of the bosses of the channel DAZN who want to increase the popularity of the TV channel in the US, the battle of Anthony and hunter can be very important. And the potential is already 2 fight with Povetkin, Joshua, the General may spend in Russia.
Well, time will tell. Probably the most pleasant that the representative of Ukraine itself can choose when to enter the battle against the champion, and not Vice versa.