Deontay Wilder Confirms Showdown with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia, Dismissing Financial Concerns

Deontay Wilder Confirms Showdown with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia, Dismissing Financial Concerns

…By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media. Deontay Wilder, the American heavyweight boxer, has put to rest any doubts surrounding the much-anticipated bout between him and Nigerian-British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua.


Wilder confirmed that the fight will indeed take place in Saudi Arabia in December, dispelling concerns over the financial aspects of the deal.

Challenges of Negotiations and Recent Collapses

Negotiations between high-profile heavyweight boxers have faced challenges in recent times, often resulting in bouts collapsing midway.

An example of this is the proposed fight between Wilder and Andy Ruiz, which recently fell through after lengthy negotiations.


These difficulties have raised concerns about the feasibility of arranging bouts between top heavyweight contenders.

Wilder’s Assurance and Focus on Joshua Fight

In an interview with 78SportsTV, Deontay Wilder expressed his confidence in the upcoming fight against Joshua, emphasizing their dedication and training.

While acknowledging the possibility of facing Ruiz as an alternative, Wilder affirmed that the fight with Joshua is definitely happening.

He encouraged fans to prepare financially for the much-anticipated showdown.

Fury vs. Usyk Fight Off the Table, but Wilder vs. Joshua Proceeds

Frank Warren, Tyson Fury’s promoter, clarified that the cancellation of the undisputed fight between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk would not affect the plans for Wilder vs. Joshua.


Skill Challenge Promotions, the organizers, remain committed to hosting the Wilder vs. Joshua bout in the Middle East.

Wilder’s Expected Warm-up Fight before Joshua Showdown

Since his victory over Robert Helenius in October last year, Deontay Wilder has not competed in a fight.

It is anticipated that he will participate in a bout prior to facing Joshua, allowing him to stay active and prepare for the highly anticipated showdown.


Deontay Wilder’s confirmation of the Joshua fight in Saudi Arabia has dispelled doubts surrounding the financial aspects of the event.

Negotiations between top heavyweight boxers have faced challenges, but Wilder’s assurance and focus on the fight with Joshua indicate that the long-awaited bout will finally take place.


The cancellation of the Fury vs. Usyk fight will not impact the Wilder vs. Joshua showdown, as preparations continue for the highly anticipated event in the Middle East.

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