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Joshua: ‘The championship match must take place in 2020’

Having received four heavyweight boxing belts, Anthony Joshua aims to acquire the missing WBC belt.

“The heavyweight championship match must take place in 2020. We are in the same weight class, again in the same generation. All want to go down in history, especially Deontay Wilder, because he has a The last title I want to own, “said Anthony Joshua during the” Zoe Ball Breakfast Show “on BBC Radio 2.

Joshua intended to be the absolute champion in 2019, but the loss to Andy Ruiz on June 1 changed the plans of the British boxer. The 30-year-old boxer had to wait until the end of last week to reclaim the four title belts lost at the rematch.

Meanwhile, Wilder – who owns the WBC championship belt – is also eager to compete with Joshua but has not agreed on the terms of the bonus.

The American boxer wanted to fight at home, and was willing to meet the $ 50 million prize money for Joshua, but the British opponent disagreed. Wilder was forced to compete with Tyson Fury, Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz in the meantime.

“I think we should create a real heritage by 2020. It will be a match like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ (Joshua pun, taking the name of a movie with the word” ring “, also means the ring),” Joshua continued.

The heavyweight boxing championship match, if it takes place, will be held in the second half of 2020. Wilder and Fury now have a rematch on February 22, 2020. Joshua will play against the designated boxer of WBO (Oleksandr Usyk) or of IBF (Kubrat Pulev). In it, Usyk has just climbed to the super heavy category. He used to hold four cruisers WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO.

Let’s looking forward to the championship match in 2020 of this great boxer.