The WBC has officially confirmed that the heavyweight title will be up for grabs in both the anticipated Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk fight on February 17 and a potential rematch.

In addition, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder may face off in a final eliminator if they triumph in their upcoming matches.Following separate fight announcements in Saudi Arabia, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder shared an awkward handshake at a press conference.

This could lead to a colossal final eliminator if both fighters win their respective bouts on December 23 against Otto Wallin and Joseph Parker.

While they are the top two contenders with the WBC, the heavyweight championship won’t be on the line in their potential matchup next year. Mauricio Sulaiman, the WBC president, highlighted the organization’s commitment to establishing an undisputed champion in the heavyweight division.Sulaiman mentioned positive talks about a potential Wilder-Joshua bout for the following year and emphasized the WBC’s support for the Fury-Usyk undisputed title fight and its expected rematch.

He acknowledged past attempts to make the Wilder-Joshua fight happen and explained the WBC’s approach to mandatory contenders.

The December 23 fights could determine the mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight title, creating a natural elimination tournament. Joshua and Wilder are expected to win, setting the stage for a potential collision in the coming year.Sulaiman expressed excitement about the prospect, calling it one of the most high-profile final eliminators in boxing. He emphasized the collaborative efforts of promoters, managers, and fighters, acknowledging the financial stakes while emphasizing the dream of entering a new era in boxing.

The WBC president pledged the organization’s support for these significant developments in the sport.


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