Sport

Anthony Joshua To Lose Heavyweight Title If He Doesn’t Fight In 24 Hours

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr
Download Mp3 & Video

Anthony Joshua Calls On Deontay Wilder to face him

has been given a 24-hour deadline to sign to fight Russian Alexander Povetkin or face being stripped of some of his world heavyweight titles.

Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has been negotiating for a unification bout with WBC champ, Deontay Wilder, but the WBA has refused to cooperate and wants him to face its own mandatory challenger.

WBA president, Gilberto Mendoza, said in a statement: “Today, the WBA requested an answer from Anthony Joshua’s team regarding his fight with the mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin.

“The WBA have allowed over a month extension to negotiations with Povetkin and also ongoing discussions with Deontay Wilder.

“It appears the Wilder team have not returned the contract for the fight and therefore we are requesting a date for the ‘Joshua versus Povetkin’ fight with immediate effect.”

The demand will not cause Joshua’s team too many issues, given negotiations with the Wilder camp appear to be deadlocked and former champion Povetkin represents the next-best bet for a stadium-filling autumn bout.

Povetkin, who held the WBA’s ‘regular’ title between 2011 and 2013, beat Briton David Price in his last fight in March on the undercard of Joshua’s win over Joseph Parker in Cardiff.

The Principality Stadium would be favourite to host the prospective contest between Joshua and Povetkin, confirmation of which would delay a clash with Wilder until at least next year.

Advertisements
TalkGlitz on Twitter

CLICK HERE To Receive Updates On WhatsApp

TRENDING SONGS 💹

Simi - Ayo

J. Cole - Middle Child

Lil Wayne - Don't Cry ft. XXXTentacion

Teni - Case

Teni - Uyo Meyo

6LACK - Pretty Little Fears ft. J. Cole

King Monada - Malwedhe (Collapse Song)

Victor AD - "Tire You" ft. Davido

Adekunle Gold ft. Simi - Promise

Teni ft. Adekunle Gold - My Love My Baby

Chris Brown - Undecided

TOP PICKS 🔥

5 Key Reasons For Visa Rejection

Top Mistakes To Avoid During A Visa Interview

7 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do To Stay Motivated

5 Beneifts Of Using Technology To Drive Your Business

Recession In Nigeria: Possible Ways To Survive In Business & Trade

Advertisements

Join our Telegram Group

Write A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.