Why Joshua could miss out on fighting Wilder vs Fury winner

Anthony Joshua may have to wait in line for his shot at the winner of Deontay Wilder against Tyson Fury .

Wilder will defend his heavyweight world title against Fury on December 1 in Los Angeles.

Should he retain his belt, he will be the No.1 choice for Joshua when he returns to action at Wembley on April 13.

But WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has warned Wilder may have to face his mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale first.

"The WBC convention was very clear in terms of looking for the ultimate goal [for] the winner of the fight to do the fight with Anthony Joshua ," he told Boxing News .

"Our ruling was clear to state that if that fight is to proceed, to go in that direction then the mandatory [situation] will be solved. That’s been clear and that’s been put on paper in black and white."

Should Fury upset the odds and inflict a first defeat on Wilder, he will be contracted to a rematch.

That could then push a fight with Joshua back to 2020 if the winner of the rematch was to face Breazeale.

Since losing to Joshua by seventh-round knockout, Breazeale has beaten Izu Ugonoh and Eric Molina and is scheduled to face Carlos Negron on December 22.

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