Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will fight at this Saturday’s (Dec. 23, 2023) massive “Day of Reckoning” event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia…just not against each other. Joshua will headline against Otto Wallin in the mega-event, while Wilder faces the dangerous knockout artist Joseph Parker as the co-headlining event.
The two men have agreed to a two-fight contract for 2024. But, if everything goes as planned and both Joshua and Wilder win the fight, they will meet in the 1st quarter. That’s according to longtime boxing reporter, Dan Rafael.
“Joshua, Wilder agree to ALL terms on 2-fight deal, contracts expected to be signed ahead of their Saturday bouts on Day of Reckoing,” wrote Rafael on X.
A loss for either man would derail these plans and leave many fight fans disappointed. That’s why Wilder says he isn’t 100-percent certain that the potential big-money fight(s) between he and “A.J.” will happen.
“That’s the biggest fight in the world,” Wilder told Sky Sports via MMA Junkie. “Now the moment has come where it’s the closest that it’s ever been in history right now. The closest that it’s ever been. I’m excited to say that,”…