Spring Showdown Hopes
Boxing fans, get ready! Eddie Hearn, the Matchroom chief, has revealed a new timeline for the highly-anticipated clash between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. Hearn hopes to see the long-time rivals go head-to-head in the spring, following a setback in December.
Although the December showdown between Joshua and Wilder was scrapped due to Saudi Arabia withdrawing their interest, both fighters will still be in action. Joshua will take on Otto Wallin, while Wilder will face Joseph Parker, on a Christmas cracker of a card on December 23.
Preserving the Showdown
Fight fans worldwide are eager for Joshua and Wilder to come out victorious in their respective matches, preserving the long-overdue showdown. Hearn is optimistic that the fight can be arranged for March, once both fighters prove their dominance in December.
Eddie Hearn believes that a grudge match between Joshua and Wilder would be the perfect event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Rumble in the Jungle. With both fighters of Nigerian descent, Hearn sees the potential for a major event in Nigeria, given the government's interest in funding such events.
Joshua's Road to the Showdown
Anthony Joshua, coming off two consecutive wins, is set to face Otto Wallin in Saudi Arabia. Wallin, known for taking Tyson Fury the distance in 2019, will be a tough opponent for Joshua. However, the British fighter is determined to prove his dominance and secure his place in the highly-anticipated showdown with Wilder.
Wilder's Path to Redemption
Deontay Wilder, who delivered a brutal one-punch knockout to Robert Helenius last October, will go up against former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker. With a win over Parker, Wilder will solidify his position as a formidable force in the boxing world, setting the stage for an epic clash with Joshua.
It's a fight that fans have been eagerly awaiting, and with Eddie Hearn's new timeline, it seems that the Joshua vs Wilder showdown is finally within reach. Stay tuned for updates as the spring approaches!
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