WBC clarifies AJ’s ranking, and Joshua is given the green light to face Fury
Since overcoming Kubrat Pulev in 2020, Anthony Joshua has gone winless, yet WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman noted how Joshua has risen to the top 10 in the global rankings. He adds that Aj is now qualified to face Tyson Fury for the WBC heavyweight title.
Sulaiman explained Joshua’s immediate inclusion in their top 10 heavyweights in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports.
He said “Joshua entered the ranks based on his merits and the fact that he had no commitments to any other organizations”
Sulaiman also told Sky Sports, “He wasn’t regarded before because he was the champion of other organizations and then he was signed to fight for other organizations.
In order for Fury to accept Joshua as a challenger in a voluntary championship defense, Joshua needed to be ranked as such. Joshua is now qualified to take on Fury, Sulaiman said in answer to the question.
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Joshua’s new rating is another crucial step toward him taking on Tyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, in an all-British heavyweight fight although negotiations to match them up are still underway.
Joshua can now challenge Fury for the heavyweight championship, according to Sulaiman, who spoke with Sky Sports.
Additionally, he insisted that Joshua’s inclusion in the WBC rankings is appreciation for his accomplishments.