Now that the huge spectacle of May/Mac is over, the boxing news is flowing in again. Golovkin vs Canelo, one of the biggest bouts in recent years, is days away. Outside of this there is no denying that heavyweight is still the most compelling division in boxing.
The monumental Wembley clash between AJ and Klitschko, breathed a breath of life into the division. Even better, it followed on from a dramatic night at the O2 in which Tony Bellew moved up in weight and stopped former champion, David Haye.
Recent news made Anthony Joshua’s planned IBF title defence against Kubrat Pulev official. Joshua will face the mandatory challenger at the Principality stadium in Cardiff. The plan was to face WBA mandatory, Luis Ortiz next and then unify against WBC champ, Deontay Wilder.
However, a recent announcement streamlines Joshua’s path back to another big fight. The latest news from the heavyweight division is that Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz will do battle in November. Anthony Joshua will no doubt face the winner.
This kills two birds with one stone, it brings more clarity to the division. It also brings the division closer to a big unification fight.