The Heavyweight Division is getting some serious attention with a really good look this Fall, if no injuries occur all three Titleholders are booked to return to the ring.
First up is WBO Champion Joseph Parker (23-0 18Kos) who will be defending his title against his mandatory challenger Hughie Fury (20-0 10Kos) this Saturday September 23, 2017 at the Manchester Arena in United Kingdom.
Unified World Titleholder IBO/WBA/IBF Anthony Joshua (19-0 19Kos) will be defending his titles against the mandatory challenger under the IBF, Kubrat Pulev (25-1 13Kos) October 28, 2017 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
WBC Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (38-0, 37Kos) will be facing the unbeaten “Boogieman” of the Division Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (27-0, 23 Kos) on Saturday November 4, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York.
The “Top Dog” in the Heavyweight Division hands down is your Boy Anthony Joshua since he is holding three of the five belts in the Division and defeated Future Hall of Famer Wladimir Klitschko. Something any of the other current Titleholders don’t have on their Resume.
That being said out of the three upcoming Heavyweight defenses, I’m very intrigue to see how the Wilder/Ortiz on November 4, 2017 plays out. In my eyes belt or no belt the Number 2 spot in the Heavyweight Division lays between them two. However, if you were to ask either of them they will tell you that they are the No. 1 Dude in the Division. The hype is real when you mention them two Kats. Both carry a lot of power in that ring. Ortiz’s amateur career is impressive. He has seen a lot and done a lot. As for Deontay he came in the game a little later but still managed to win a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics representing the USA as an amateur.
This is a critical fight for both men, as the winner will definitely change the landscape of the Heavyweight Division and position themselves to a unification fight with either remaining Champions. This is a 50/50 fight where youth vs experience will be crucial to a victory aside from the power of course. Your Thoughts on this one?