Wilder, AJ to meet separate foes Dec 23

With the Fury-Usyk showdown being pushed off the December 23 date, a mega replacement event is in the works with both Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua fighting in separate bouts.

The lineup reportedly includes:

Deontay Wilder vs. Joseph Parker
Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin
Dmitry Bivol vs. Lyndon Arthur
Daniel Dubois vs. Jarrell Miller
Frank Sanchez vs. Junior Fa
Jai Opetaia vs. Ellis Zorro
Filip Hrgovic vs. Mark De Mori

Everything will be confirmed tomorrow at a press conference in London. The December 23 event will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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  • Announced 1 month and 8 days before the actual fight card? I’m skeptical. Some intriguing matchups and names, nonetheless.

    • saudis offered huuuuge money to the fighters that they couldnt refuse in order to set this up in light of fury/usyk being cancelled on the same date.

  • I will be absolutely shocked and damn impressed if that card comes off exactly as its shown here. Wonder what the ppv price will be? $199.99?

    • There’s no freaking way this is happening in such a short amount of time, without major changes. DMV is skeptical for good reason. Is it safe to say that this would be thee most stacked card in a very long time?

      • You know AJ & Wilder are going to cost a lot, Parker probably isn’t coming exactly cheap either AND you have two reigning world champions on the card and one of them is Bivol?? How much money are they pulling together in such a short time to pay these guys and promote it and actually put the event on. If they could do this, they might as well had skipped to the next step and just done Joshua – Wilder.

  • Good card, good to see these heavyweights on the same card. Wilder vs Parker, good fight. Joshua vs Wallin, not sure what to expect. Hrgovic vs De Mori & Shanchez vs Jr are terrible fights, maybe entertaining, nothing more.

  • The card is great for to be last minute call

    Joseph Parker just fought few weeks ago

    I don’t know … it’s intriguing

  • I know we all want wilder vs Joshua

    But this card is has the same value taking into account that all these fights are a good ones

  • Loving this, Saudi seemingly have the bread to make miracles happen. Outside of flying our top Instagram models out to do something “Strange for some change”, you gotta love what theyve been doing out there.
    Not just the fights but they fly out a bunch of fighters to get together. Its no surprise, they likely enticed a bunch of fighters while they were out there to make sure they come back.
    Very big for team AJ to accept a co-main to Wilder’s spotlight. But Im guessing he’s more comfortable in this position.
    Wilder is still the biggest attraction in Boxing. Everybody wants to see Wilder fight. If not to see him lose.
    Daniel Dubois vs. Jarrell Miller will be very interesting. Nice to see Miller get an opportunity to move on given all the other PED cheats (Canelo, Fury) were able to get forgiveness.
    Frank Sanchez is the boogeyman the heavies dont wanna mention.

  • Saudi is so desperate to be accepted by western world n have money to spend ..being there is no main event it should be abc wide world of sports

  • Joseph Parker & Otto Wallin are both quality dangerous opponents. Sounds like a good card if on the same show.

  • AJ and Wilder should be fighting each other. Don’t be surprised if Wallin pulls out a win and that fight gets kaput.

  • Does anyone really care anymore?

    I can almost guarantee they will not fight each other.

    Wilder and AJ have avoided fighting each other almost as long as Mayweather avoided Pacquiao.

    I’m actually ready for fury, wilder, aj, and usyk to all retire. Time for the new generation of heavies. Hopefully they have more balls to make the important fights while still on their primes.

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