The boxing world is shaping up for some of the vital occasions of the yr, billed as ‘Judgment Day’, as a number of former heavyweight champions together with Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder step again into the ring on Saturday.
It’s anticipated the occasion may set the stage for an additional epic showdown between Joshua and Wilder in 2024, ought to each fighters emerge victorious from their respective bouts.
For now, the previous two-time heavyweight champion must put these aspirations on maintain as he turns his consideration to dealing with the skilled Wallin.
The Briton, identified for his energy and technical expertise, will likely be trying to reaffirm his standing within the division and preserve his hopes of a showdown with Wilder within the close to future alive, earlier than going for the world title once more.
However Wallin may show to be a troublesome opponent to beat.
Deontay Wilder returns to the ring
Within the co-main occasion, Wilder returns to the ring for the primary time since October 2022 to face Joseph Parker, one other former world heavyweight champion.
Wilder is famend for his spectacular knockout file and aggressive type, and the American will attempt to show that he’s nonetheless a power to be reckoned with.
The significance of those fights stretches past the person outcomes, as a win for each may pave the best way for a future rematch – with rumors a couple of combat happening circulating since final yr.
In any case, ‘Judgment Day’ guarantees to ship some intense motion with feelings working excessive, not just for Joshua and Wilder, however for all of the members within the night.
That features Dmitry Bivol, the WBA gentle heavyweight champion, who places his title on the road towards Englishman Lyndon Arthur. And in one other hotly-anticipated heavyweight combat, Daniel Dubois goes up towards the undefeated Jarrell Miller.
Full card for ‘Judgment Day’
- Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin (heavyweight)
- Deontay Wilder vs Joseph Parker (heavyweight)
- Dmitry Bivol vs Lyndon Arthur (for Bivol’s WBA gentle heavyweight title)
- Daniel Dubois vs Jarrell Miller; heavyweight
- Jai Opetaia vs Ellis Zorro (for Opetaia’s IBF cruiserweight title)
- Filip Hrgovic vs Mark de Mori (heavyweight)
- Arslanbek Makhmudov vs Agit Kabayel (for Kabayel’s European heavyweight title)
- Frank Sanchez vs Junior Fa (heavyweight)