Boxing match between champion IBF in a super heavyweight British Anthony Joshua and former world champion Vladimir Klitschko, who is scheduled for 10 December in England, is in jeopardy.
As reported TASS with reference to ESPN, the parties cannot sign a contract to host the fight due to disagreements and the Ukrainian boxer is now looking for another opponent.
“A reliable source told me there was a problem in contract negotiations because of what Klitschko started looking for a new opponent for the December fight,” – wrote on Twitter journalist of the TV channel ESPN Dan Rafael.
Earlier, the British promoter Eddie Hearn announced that the boxers have agreed to hold the fight in December 2016. The Manager of the Klitschko Bernd Bente has not confirmed this information.
Initially, Klitschko was supposed to fight a rematch against another Brit Tyson fury, who owned champion belts under versions of the world Boxing Association (WBA) and world Boxing organization (WBO) heavyweight champion. However, in October fury abandoned their belts, and the WBA belt could be at stake in the fight between Klitschko and Joshua.