Deontay Wilder Reveals Backup Plan for 2024 Opponent If It’s Not Anthony Joshua: “One Or The Other”
Former WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder has disclosed his alternative opponent for 2024 in case a deal with Anthony Joshua falls through.
Wilder and Joshua, once in negotiations for a historic four-belt undisputed title bout in 2018, are revisiting talks after losing their championship status. Recent reports suggest a possible agreement, pending success on the ‘Day of Reckoning’ card.
In an interview with talkSPORT, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ shared that former UFC superstar Francis Ngannou is his backup option should the Joshua showdown not materialize.
“It is going to be one or the other, it could be [both Joshua and Ngannou in 2024], but I think it is going to be one or the other. It can happen that way where I see both of them, but I know for sure that I am going to get one of them,” Wilder stated.
With ‘AJ’ facing Otto Wallin and Wilder taking on Joseph Parker on the upcoming boxing night, the fate of the Joshua-Wilder match hangs on their respective performances.
As for Ngannou, while he is expected to make a brief return to MMA, he remains open to a ‘mixed rules’ bout with Wilder, following his impressive loss against Tyson Fury. The future appears promising for Wilder, who expressed gratitude for whatever opponent he faces in the ring.
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