Joshua set to fight winner of Wilder, Fury clash

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

A money-spinning mega-fight between Anthony Joshua and either Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury may be some way off – but the powers that be are willing to bend their own rules to allow boxing’s biggest fight to take place.

Fury challenges the Bronze Bomber for his WBC world heavyweight title in Los Angeles on December 1.

There will be clamour for the winner to face AJ, who holds the WBO, WBA and IBF titles and who returns to the ring at Wembley on April 13.

Should Fury upset the odds, Wilder is likely to trigger an rematch clause.

But WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed that whoever triumphs, the winner could have the chance to face AJ – despite Dominic Breazeale being mandatory challenger for their belt.

“The WBC convention was very clear in terms of looking for the ultimate goal (for) the winner of the fight to do the fight with Anthony Joshua,” he told Boxing News.

“Our ruling was clear to state that if that fight is to proceed, to go in that direction then the mandatory (situation) will be solved. That’s been clear and that’s been put on paper in black and white.”

“Because that’s our obligation, we have to support it. That is a fight the world wants to see. However Wilder-Fury is a major fight in itself. That fight is as big as any fight. I’m very happy at the moment we’re going through in the heavyweight division.”

Breazeale has worked his way back into contention for a world heavyweight title since being stopped by Joshua in June 2016.

But his wait for a shot with either Wilder or Fury, however, could go on.

Should both Fury and Wilder be tied up and miss out on the April 13 showdown, the winner of Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte’s December 22 rematch would be the favourite to fill the slot. – MailOnline

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