kownacki could face wilder if wbc champion does not fight joshua

18:29    14 Mar 2019

Polish boxer Adam Kownacki is seen as a potential challenger for WBC champion Deontay Wilder later this year.

That is if the American fighter does not agree a fight with WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO champion Anthony Joshua.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn recently stated that there is a 'clear desire' between both teams to stage the undisputed heavyweight title clash in November or December this year.

With Wilder set to face Dominic Breazeale on an expected date of May 18, Kownacki could be in line for a WBC title shot according to the latter's manager Keith Connolly.

"It all depends on the Wilder-Joshua situation," Kownacki's manager Connolly told Sky Sports. "He's [Kownacki] looking to fight for a title.

"This fight, then maybe one more fight, and then the fight after that for a title, but I guess the whole world is hanging on what is going on with Joshua-Wilder and if they are going to fight.

"But if they don't fight here, I would think he's probably going to fight Wilder in December, January," he added.

"That's the plan. The plan is to fight Wilder in December, January, but if he fights Joshua, obviously that's out of the window, and then we would have to wait.

"There's definitely a plan to fight Wilder by the end of this year, or the first month of next year, it's all pending what happens here," he said.

"Obviously Wilder met with DAZN, I have no idea how those talks went, and if they're serious about doing the fight. But if they don't, Adam is right in line there. Al Haymon and I have talked, and that's the plan."

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