After Facing Helenius, Joshua Line Up Wilder Heavyweight Clas
By Victor Kanayo
Nigerian-British boxing sensation Anthony Joshua is already rearing to confront Deontay Wilder in 2024.
The potential fight, according to reports, will happen after Joshua’s bout against Robert Helenius, irrespective of its outcome.
Joshua’s fight is scheduled this weekend.
The expected clash against Wilder is scheduled for January, 2024, the later’s American’s trainer, Malik Scott, has said.
“I think they both should be in the ring with each other regardless,” Scott told Sky Sports News. “Performance-wise, win or lose, to me Deontay Wilder and AJ should be in a boxing ring together. It should happen.
“It would be a true tragedy if we get the Riddick Bowe-Lennox Lewis [who never fought] effect with Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.
“The two deserve to be in a ring with each other.
“The January thing is locked in, as locked in as it’s going to be,” Scott said.
Confirming the latest development, Joshua said he was worried about himself as he prepares to engage late replacement Robert Helenius, after Dillian Whyte returned an adverse anti-doping finding.
He said, “In the boxing world nothing to me is done until it’s actually over. That’s my personal opinion. But the high [level] talk, the deal is almost done.”