#sports activities WBC president explains why Anthony Joshua has been ranked ahead of proposed Tyson Fury bout
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman explains the ‘deserves’ of Anthony Joshua getting into the organisation’s rankings at sixth ahead of a proposed bout with Tyson Fury after the previous unified heavyweight champion had did not rank for YEARS
- Anthony Joshua was named within the WBC heavyweight rankings earlier this week
- WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman mentioned that AJ’s inclusion was ‘on his deserves’
- The transfer signifies that Joshua can now problem for Tyson Fury’s WBC title
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has defined Anthony Joshua’s current inclusion within the organisation’s heavyweight rankings.
Joshua entered the rankings at #6 earlier this week, as talks intensify for a long-rumoured conflict with WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury.
The transfer signifies that the sanctioning physique won’t stand in the way in which of the 2 greatest British heavyweights of the present era lastly settling their variations within the ring.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman introduced that the sanctioning physique would approve Anthony Joshua as a challenger for Tyson Fury
The former unified heavyweight champion entered the WBC rankings at #6 earlier this week
Speaking to Sky Sports, Sulaiman defined that Joshua’s inclusion within the heavyweight rankings was strictly ‘on his deserves’ and in consequence of him ‘not having any dedication for one more organisation.’
The 52-year-old additional clarified why AJ had not beforehand been featured within the WBC high 15:
‘He was not rated earlier than as a result of he was champion of different organisations after which he was signed to combat for different organisations,’
The transfer means the WBC will sanction the proposed bout between the British heavyweight greats
Fury has reigned as WBC Heavyweight Champion since 2020, and defended his title in opposition to Dillian Whyte in April
Sulaiman additionally confirmed that Joshua’s new-found standing as a ranked contender for the organisation signifies that the Fury combat can go ahead pending the settlement of each fighters’ camps.
Fury has twice defended his WBC belt, most lately stopping necessary challenger Dillian Whyte through sixth-round knockout in April.
The win signifies that Fury now has the choice to defend his title in opposition to any ranked boxer within the WBC’s high 15, clearing no less than one of the hurdles standing in the way in which of a superfight along with his outdated rival Joshua.