Bob Arum hopes Tyson Fury eventually gets the opportunity to beat both Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.
“Joshua, you know, it remains to be seen,” Arum told World Boxing News for a story posted to its website Thursday. “His chin isn’t the greatest. If Wilder hit him on the chin, then it’s goodbye Joshua, I think. It remains to be seen.”
However, Wilder and Joshua don’t seem any closer to their much-discussed heavyweight title unification fight than they were this time last year.
Instead, Wilder will make a mandatory defence of his WBC title against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale (20-1, 18 KOs) on May 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Showtime will televise the Wilder-Breazeale bout.
Arum obviously is biased, but he told World Boxing News that Tyson Fury is the best of the three heavyweights generally regarded as boxing’s top performers in that division.
“It remains to be seen [if they fight each other], but I think Fury is the best,” Arum said. “He’s the savviest and the most complete fighter. Fury got a little careless when he got knocked down by Wilder, who’s a tremendous puncher. But he clearly out-boxed Wilder for the entire fight.”