Alexander Krasyuk, promoter of mandatory contender for the WBO heavyweight title Alexander Usik, said that next week the boxing organization could force its champion Anthony Joshua to fight with his ward, if the Briton does not agree on unification with the owner of the WBC belt Tyson Fury next week. …
“As we stated earlier, the fight between Joshua and Fury may not take place due to a number of circumstances. Therefore, after an official letter from the World Boxing Organization for negotiations between Usyk and Joyce for the interim title, we turned to President Francisco Valcarsel with the remark that it is possible to authorize the interim title only if the official challenger cannot challenge the full-fledged title, that is, until the official announcement of the Joshua-Fury duel, negotiations with Joyce have no meaning.
This is the scenario that we considered as one of the most likely for Usyk. Therefore, next week we are waiting for an official letter from the WBO about the Joshua – Usyk fight. The decision will be for Joshua: to leave the title vacant or still defend it against Alexander Usik. The Joshua vs. Fury fight has not yet been officially canceled. We are waiting for good news for us, “said Alexander Krasyuk in a comment on the Instagram account of Luckypunch.net.
We will remind, earlier the manager of Usyk Egis Klimas, referring to the publication in the media, announced the cancellation of the Joshua – Fury fight.