The World Boxing Council has given a green light to a potential undisputed heavyweight clash between the two world champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
Fury holds the WBC belt while Joshua is the WBO, WBA and IBF ruler and a unification fight between the two is the most anticipated fight in boxing in the last 20 years.
Although both “The Gypsy King” and “AJ” have fights in December, the WBC has already made its plans that if they both are successful in their respective bouts, the All-time All-British clash will come first before the mandatory challenger for Fury.
As of this moment, the mandatory challenger for the green and gold belt is Russia’s Alexander Povetkin who KO’d Dillian Whyte back in August.
Joshua on the other hand has to beat Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev who’s the IBF mandatory challenger.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman seemed to indicate the WBC would indeed greenlight Fury-Joshua ahead of Fury-Povetkin. Joshua posted on social media, “Fighting for the WBC title would be an honor. It’s a prestigious belt, it’s one that I’m keen on getting my hands on.”
To which the WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman responded, ” Dear champ, your message is humbling, We are proud of you. The WBC was the first organization to rank you. A proud former WBC International champion. We welcome you to fight for the ultimate unification for the undisputed heavyweight championship.”