Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua could fight on same card in Saudi Arabia on December 23 | Boxing News

Deontay Wilder is holding talks for a fight in Saudi Arabia on December 23, with reports suggesting that Anthony Joshua could appear on the same bill ahead of a potential fight in 2024.

Conversations were held earlier this year for a long-awaited fight between the heavyweight rivals, with the pair sharing a desire to return to the ring.

Wilder is now set to return against an unnamed opponent next month, while Joshua is also expected to return to action in a separate fight in the Middle East on the same show.

Wilder has been absent from the ring for over a year since an explosive first-round knockout win over Robert Helenius last October.

Joshua also faced Helenius in his last fight, and it ended in a seventh-round knockout win this August.

If they both emerge victorious, Wilder and Joshua could settle their long-running rivalry next year.

Joshua has also reiterated his desire to face WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in an all-British affair.

Asked by the BBC’s Louis Theroux how he’d feel to fight and beat Fury, Joshua replied, “I’d be over the moon,” before adding: “It’s a challenge, and one I’d be up for.”

Fury is set for an undisputed fight against Oleksandr Usyk next, with Top Rank president Todd duBoef telling Sky Sports earlier this month the “heavy lifting” for the deal has been done.

Watch Adam Azim challenge Franck Petitjean for the European super-lightweight title and Tyler Denny take on Matteo Signani for the European middleweight belt, live on Sky Sports Arena on Saturday November 18.

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