Recently, Wladimir Klitschko said in a statement about the Wilder – Fury rematch that he hoped Fury would win because it would upset the standing water a bit. It would be good for the heavyweight to have new opportunities if he were a new world champion. So, specifically, if Fury wins, it would be easier to get a head start on Joshua to finally be an undisputed champion.
Klitschko spoke appreciatively of his former rival, Joshua, and they has become friends since their match against each other.
“Anthony is there, he bounced back, he’s going to get better through the negative experience with Ruiz, and we’ll see. … By the end of the year we might have a unified champion with all the belts Styles make fights exciting or not. Joshua is a superior athlete, great fighter, Olympic champion. Most importantly, he’s a great guy, who carries the torch of this image of a heavyweight champion perfectly. I’m proud to call him as a friend, even though we were rivals. … And I think and I wish that eventually Joshua is going to unify all of the belts. That’s the eventual plan. But until then, there’s going to be some bumps on the road. So let’s just lean back and enjoy it.” – Klitschko told The National.
Joshua and Klitschko fought a good game in 2017, where Klitschko lost by TKO. This was his last fight. Meanwhile Joshua lost his World Championship titles, but took it back in December last year. Klitschko helped AJ in his preparation for the rematch. This was obvious because, according to some, Joshua did the same “boring” fight as the Ukrainian at the time, we could see a new Klitschko in the ring.
It would be really good to have an undisputed champion as Lennox Lewis was the last heavyweight undisputed champion back in 1999-2000 for 5 months. That was the last time it was 20 years ago. However, the four big organizations and mandatory title defenses don’t make things easier, because even though Fury says he would love to unify titles with Joshua (if he defeats Wilder). AJ still has mandatory title defense, so zero is the chance of a champion still holding the belt of all four big organizations this year.