Deontay Wilder agrees to Anthony Joshua fight in UK

By Scott Gilfoid: Deontay Wilder has agreed to a unification fight against Anthony Joshua to take place in the UK, and contract will be sent out this week to the WBC champion to sign, according to promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing.
Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) doesn’t mind that he’ll be at a huge disadvantage fighting in the UK. The 6’7” Wilder believes he can take the judges, crowd and referee out of the equation to make sure he doesn’t end up losing like Joshua’s last two opponents Joseph Parker and Wladimir Klitschko.
The unbeaten IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Joshua will have the home advantage in putting up his three world titles, while Deontay will have his WBC strap on the line. The winner of the contest will be the unified heavyweight champion in holding all four major tiles in the division. This is technically a big deal, but in reality it won’t be nearly as important due to the lack of depth in the heavyweight division. There are only three talented heavyweights – Joshua, Wilder and Luis Ortiz – in the division. Once you get beyond these three fighters, the talent drops off dramatically.

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