Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko last weekend (Sat., April 29, 2017) to unify the heavyweight titles in London, England, reviving the boxing scene in the process, according to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White.
Watch the spectacular (and dominant) finish here.
So what would happen if Joshua — who is undefeated at 19-0 — took on one of the best heavyweight strikers in mixed martial arts (MMA)? Junior dos Santos wants to find out, and if he was ever given a chance to face Joshua, he’d gladly accept it to prove once and for all who “the baddest man on the planet” really is.
Dos Santos broke it down during a recent media conference call:
“Well, if they allowed me to have a boxing match, I’m going to be the champion of UFC, so I would like to fight to see who’s the real baddest man on the planet. There is only one baddest man on the planet. So I would like to fight Anthony Joshua, or maybe even Tyson Fury. I would like to fight for the title. Title against title in a boxing match.”
Quite a tough task.
Of course, “Cigano” is already predicting he’ll defeat current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic for a second time when they mix it up at UFC 211 on May 13 for Miocic’s 265-pound strap.
After that, anything’s possible.
Before “JDS” gets a chance to test himself against a world class boxer, the promotion first has to see if they can successfully put together a much-talked about match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. Something that’s proving to be tougher than anticipated.
Or, it could be someone selling a whole bunch of wolf tickets.