A couple of days ago, we awoke to the outrageous video clip of the WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, offering Anthony Joshua $50 million to put his WBA IBF and WBO heavyweight title belts on the line in a unification fight.
The immediate reaction, around the globe, was that we’d moved a step closer to seeing the heavyweight fight the world wants to see.
But, Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua’s promoter, showed a little more caution than the rest of us, suggesting we wait for proof that the money is actually there before any deal is signed.
Perhaps an indication that all was not what it initially seemed came with the supposed stipulation that the deal had to be agreed by last Thursday.
But, the fight, some day will happen, it has to, the public demand will grow and grow until their needs are satisfied.
Meanwhile the discussions as to who would emerge the victor rage on.
Would it be the golden boy of British boxing, Anthony Joshua, or would the hard-hitting, brash American, walk off with all four belts?
Carl Froch, who knows a thing or two about the fight game and somebody who has developed into an insightful pundit since hanging up his gloves, has his own views on the outcome, remarking to the BBC
“I think Joshua beats Wilder. It’s very tough, a hard fight, but I think he beats him.”
However, continuing, Froch also has his doubts as to whether the fight will be the next on the agenda of each fighter, unless proof of the $50 million can be provided.
But, Froch, quite rightly, says that if the money is there Joshua should go for it, go win the fight and rule the heavyweight division.
Has Froch gauged it right though?
Do you share his belief that Anthony Joshua would emerge the winner?
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