Anthony Joshua vs Tyson fury match has been approved by WBC


British Nigerian champion, Anthony Joshua has entered the WBC rankings “on his merits” and would be approved as a challenger for Tyson Fury, confirmed by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman.

Sulaiman explained why Joshua had gone straight into their world heavyweight top 10, in an interview with sky sport

“Joshua entered the ratings [on] his merits and since he does not have any commitment for another organization,” Sulaiman said.

With negotiations ongoing for Anthony Joshua to take on Tyson Fury in all-British heavyweight clash fight, Anthony Joshua’s new ranking is another high step towards him challenging Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion.

Sulaiman has told Sky Sports that this rating means Joshua is now eligible to fight Fury for their heavyweight title.

He maintained too that Joshua has been included in the WBC’s rankings as recognition for his achievements.

Although Joshua failed to win back the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles when he lost his rematch with Usyk, that defeat has actually freed him up to challenge Fury for the WBC belt.

Anthony Joshua’s management have accepted terms ahead of a potential fight with Tyson Fury on December 3

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