Joshua Could Face Povetkin Or Wilder

Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua’s next fight could be against either Alexander Povetkin or Deontay Wilder. Hearn is already in negotiation with Wilder over a unification fight, as he holds the WBC belt, while Povetkin is a mandatory contender for the WBA title Joshua holds. Povetkin sealed his mandatory status after a brilliant knockout of […]

Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua’s next fight could be against either Alexander Povetkin or Deontay Wilder.

Hearn is already in negotiation with Wilder over a unification fight, as he holds the WBC belt, while Povetkin is a mandatory contender for the WBA title Joshua holds.

Povetkin sealed his mandatory status after a brilliant knockout of David Price in Cardiff.

He told Sky Sports: “The WBA called the mandatory yesterday for AJ to face Povetkin next.

 

 

“We have a 30 day window to negotiate – at this stage it means it’s very likely Anthony’s next fight will be between Wilder or Povetkin.”

 

Povetkin’s promoters World of Boxing posted on Twitter: “Povetkin is now a mandatory contender of Anthony Joshua. He was appointed by WBA.

 

 

“Now there are 150 days to arrange the fight, it must take place. Before the fight with Sasha, Joshua has no right to fight with anybody else. We have 30 days to negotiate.”

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