|There's only two heavyweights people would really like to see in this ring|
Deontay Wilder really, really wants to fight Anthony Joshua. And, despite what some may think, Joshua is okay with fighting Wilder. He may not be as eager as Wilder is for the fight, but it's hard for me to believe AJ isn't interested in a Wilder sized challenge. Still, there's concern the anticipated heavyweight superbout may not happen right away. If that indeed ends up being the case - and there's no legitimate indication it may be - it will end up being an essentially pointless one. Okay, pointless may be a harsh word. Perhaps unnecessary is more fitting.
Look, buildup can be essential. That's understandable. Take Errol Spence and Bud Crawford - a superfight waiting to happen. No one feels it needs to be made right away, because there's still other fish out there to fry. Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter and, yes, even Jeff Horn, are all legitimately in the queue. No one is at the point of complaining that Spence and Crawford are the only gunslingers left in town. The same clearly isn't true with Joshua and Wilder, however.
That's the only other major player at heavyweight right now - and he's not even playing at the moment. So, since the big man is out of the picture, there's really no other opponent people are dying to see either Wilder or Joshua fight besides each other. Parker? Cousin Fury? Miller? Sure, these guys are interesting but no one feels compelled to see them face Wilder or Joshua.
Something to think about.
Perhaps Joshua-Wilder should be put off for a while. I simply can't think of a good reason for it to be, however. Maybe I'm wrong.