Most wanted fight of 2020 revealed

Most wanted fight of 2020 revealed

Published On Monday, January 6, 2020By Tim Rickson
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Fans unanimous on what fight they most want to see in 2020

Sky Sports hosted a poll titled 'Which fight do you most want to see in 2020?' and fight fans were unanimous in their decision.

Over 22,000 people voted and the winner ran away with it with a whopping 78% of the votes.

The runner-up only received 7% of the votes, which just shows how much this fight is wanted by the public.

The results in full below:

 

1% Joshua Buatsi vs Anthony Yarde

4% Vasily Lomachenko vs Gervonta Davis

6% Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Gennadiy Golovkin 3

7% Errol Spence Jr vs Terence Crawford

78% Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury 2 winner

 

It's the fight that could finally unify the heavyweight division to crown the undisputed world heavyweight champion so it's no surprise it topped the table. But will the fans get what they want in 2020?

Bitter rivals Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are due to clash a second time on February 22 in Las Vegas. Wilder has held the WBC belt since 2015 and has recorded 10 straight title defences, placing him on level with Muhammad Ali. Only five other fighters are above him in this esteemed list: Tommy Burns (11); Vitali Klitschko (11); Wladimir Klitschko (18); Larry Holmes (20); and Joe Louis (25).

Anthony Joshua reclaimed his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts from Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr on December 7 after pulling off the perfect game plan to out-box the only person to defeat him as a professional.

AJ is expected to return to the ring in April or May with Tottenham Hotspurs' stadium predicted as the potential venue. The two-time world heavyweight champion is being pulled between two mandatory title defences - the WBO to Oleksandr Usyk and the IBF to Kubrat Pulev.

Promoter Eddie Hearn is trying to negotiate a way for Joshua to fulfill his IBF mandatory obligations to Bulgarian Pulev and keep the Ukrainian Usyk busy with a showdown with Dereck Chisora.

Usyk, the only cruiserweight in history to hold all four world titles, will then be next in line for Joshua to face, providing he can defeat 'Del-Boy' next. That suggests that Joshua-Usyk would be the next fight in line, meaning that any meeting between the winner of Wilder vs Fury would notbe taking place in the fist half of this year and more than likely could only occur towards the end of 2020, meaning fight fans, despite this landslide poll, will still have a lot of waiting to do.