WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is hoping that a victory over Tyson Fury will create a forceful demand for a full division unification with WBA, IBF, IBO, WBO champion Anthony Joshua.
Wilder is going to defend his title against Fury in the fall, likely on a November date in Las Vegas.
Joshua is going to make a mandatory defense against Alexander Povetkin of Russia on September 22 at Wembley in London.
Joshua already has another return date set for April 13, also at Wembley.
But, Wilder believes the boxer’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, and head trainer Rob McCracken, will never allow the fight to happen that soon.
Wilder is hoping that an army of fans from both sides of the pond apply a vast amount of pressure to force the high stakes unification to take place.