Joshua vs Wilder won't happen in December.

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Quickeyg, Jun 22, 2023.

  1. Bfcad

    Bfcad Active Member Full Member

    Dec 10, 2022
    He seemed pretty confident in an interview recently that it will get made for January, sounded like it wasn't far off being agreed

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017

    Fighting in a half empty arena, sticking it out and getting booed possibly does effect commercial value
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  3. tdf1974

    tdf1974 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 9, 2013
    AJ will never fight Wilder .... he could have a few years ago and bottled it,I'm surprised Wilders team even speak to Hearn now after all the messing around they did before...

    It kinda sells AJs fights these days though doesn't it? Oh when he beats Franklin we want Wilder ,oh when he beats Whyte we want Fury ,oh if he comes past big Hellainius it's Wilder in Saudi etc etc ...they've been doing it for years...
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  4. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    Amazing what rich Saudi middle men can do though. However it sounds like whatever deal Wilder will do with the Saudis, AJ might not manage one.
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    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017

    Given how much this keeps changing. It ain't happening.
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  6. Craigt93

    Craigt93 Member Full Member

    Oct 15, 2020
    Think if it does happen it lands on Sky.

    Which is funny if Joshua gets knocked out and retires after, that his two fights on this big deal with DAZN was two bums in Franklin and Helenius.
  7. BrokerNYC

    BrokerNYC Ghana Full Member

    Feb 8, 2021
    Well this must mean AJ is fighting a tomato can in November then…

    Each time AJ mentions Usyk, Fury and Wilder it’s a dead cert that he’s having a runout with someone.
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  8. hobby rider

    hobby rider Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 4, 2020
    Wish the Saudis would just stay the **** out of all sports

    MAD_PIGE0N ... banned Full Member

    Sep 3, 2022
    Anyone still has doubts or blames Fury for this event not happening the last year? A few months ago the Saudis were telling that "the offers will be soon with the fighters" and won't be negotiable. Now it is the Saudis again who are not capable of making it for December and it's questionable will they ever be (moving it from 2022 to eventually 2024 means they aren't trustworthy). Those people polluted the sport with empty promises, making the fighters wait for their big money.
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  10. Goober

    Goober Member Full Member

    Nov 7, 2022

    He really is deluded too scared to let his hands go anymore so acts like he some master boxer
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  11. Faz42

    Faz42 Member Full Member

    Feb 14, 2020
    It can't be done till march all the talk is so that means another fight for aj, a fight for wilder and uysk getting another cycle in.

    Honestly I can see this turning into fury vs uysk in March somewhere and aj vs joyce/dubois or possibly hrgovic around then and a fury vs aj fight at Wembley late summer. Nothing else males financial sense sadly.
  12. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    That’s hardly a surprise is it. Why would they want to pay top dollar to Joshua after his last 2 crappy performances. It’s boring and no one cares. He’s had his day.
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  13. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Right, you are better than Foreman are you AJ? Christ alive ffs.
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  14. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    Taking a step back, given Wilder isn't exactly a big mainstream star in the US compared to past top heavyweights, and the other three aren't exactly household names outside Europe either, is this just not the big event some of us make out?

    Fury-Usyk is a huge fight but it wouldn't draw flies in the US. AJ-Wilder might do a bit better because of potential knockouts but it's not Tyson-Holyfield. Maybe the Saudis are thinking this event doesn't have the prestige they want and isn't worth paying crazy money for?
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  15. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger Active Member Full Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    My assessment of the situation is that Joshua vs Wilder has always been unlikely, if there wasn’t enough will to make the fight in the past, then why would there be now. Hearn is trying to maintain interest in Joshua’s career until he can pick up another belt. Wilder on the other hand doesn’t look like he wants to fight anymore, he looks retired to me, but he seems to escape criticism for his own lack of will to make the fight.

    As for Fury vs Usyk, I said when Usyk moved up to heavyweight that Fury will never fight him.
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