Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder could happen next year, according to the WBC
By James Dielhenn in Las Vegas
Last Updated: 25/08/17 8:49am
Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder could unify their world heavyweight titles in 2018, says WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman.
The organisation are committed to helping to crown an undisputed champion, Sulaiman insisted, and want to pit their title-holder, Wilder, against IBF and WBA 'super' king Joshua.
We will do whatever is possible and necessary to make it happen.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman
"We will do whatever is possible and necessary to make it happen," Sulaiman exclusively told Sky Sports.
"That's the fight everybody wants to see. Joshua is a tremendous attraction and a positive role model, and Wilder is the same.
"Two undefeated champions should meet in the ring as soon as possible. Both have commitments to finish, so next year is the time to meet."
Asked if the WBC would be happy to see their belt alongside the other organisational championships on an undisputed champion, Sulaiman replied: "Absolutely."
Joshua is next expected to defend his titles against Kubrat Pulev, the mandatory IBF challenger, after a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko failed to come to fruition.
WBC president Sulaiman was speaking at Wednesday's press conference between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, where he revealed a special 'Money' belt that will be awarded to the winner.
Sulaiman claimed the new belt was made up of 3,360 diamonds, 600 sapphires, 300 emeralds and 1.5kg of solid 24 carat gold.