The Heavyweight Four
Four undefeated fighters, four heavyweight belts in play in the month of March. Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Joseph Parker and Luis Ortiz have become known as the heavyweight four, the world’s top fighters in their division. There’s no need for a WBSS when the best are willing to fight the best.
March is going to be an absolute belter for world level heavyweight action; first up is Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz and following at the end of the month; Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker. Three of the current world champions, Ortiz, a former interim champion; the highest crop of potential is destined to make the month explode.
The four of them have been trending as the fans of boxing are close to seeing an undisputed heavyweight champion again, the first to hold the four belts - WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO. Will it live up to the excitement it has already generated? Most likely, yes. These are the types of fights that define careers.
Anthony Joshua is listed as the best heavyweight in the world and admittedly, the man to beat. Joseph Parker is a formidable force having never been dropped and has shown a granite chin so far in his career. The fight will be viewed by more than 70,000 in the audience at the Principality stadium, Cardiff where the action is likely to include massive blows from each man.
Deontay Wilder is the champion with the longest reign having won his belt in 2015, he has knocked out all those who have dared to step into the ring with him. Luis Ortiz carries a fear factor of his own, the Cuban style with slick movement and dangerous punching power. After the first fight fell through, this is one which fans are looking forward to as they witness how Wilder copes with a high calibre opponent.
The winners of each fight are destined to fight each other. The path to the undisputed, a title which all relish. Predictions will change and there may be surprises, anything can happen in heavyweight boxing. Other heavyweights are on the rise and taking tough challenges but the attention is right here the four heavyweights. Who desires it most?
Who will become the undisputed heavyweight champion? Let us know in the comments.