World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed Anthony Joshua can challenge for the undisputed heavyweight championship.
As reports continue to swirl regarding a possible unification battle with current WBC belt holder Tyson Fury, Sulaiman has spoken directly to AJ for the first time.
He responded to Joshua, stating his desire to fight for the coveted green and gold strap
According to Sulaiman, “Dear champ, your message is humbling. We are proud of you. The WBC was the first organization to rank you. A proud former WBC International champion. We welcome you to fight for the ultimate unification for the undisputed heavyweight championship,” he added.
It was thought a ruling might come from the WBC on the top division’s current status following the collapse of a Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy.
Wilder was the stipulated challenger after having a clause in the contract. The coronavirus pandemic and constant delays saw Fury move on. Sulaiman’s words are now a clear indication that an all-British battle will get sanctioned by the World Boxing Council – if agreed for 2021.