Oleksandr Krasyuk, promoter of mandatory contender for the WBO heavyweight title Oleksandr Usik, said that his ward continues to await the decision of WBA / WBO / IBF belt holder Anthony Joshua, who is in no hurry to agree to a fight with the Ukrainian.
“We are waiting for King AJ to decide if he is brave enough to lose his throne. At the moment, I have no idea if a deal will be made. We are waiting for what Joshua will decide,” Aleksandr Krasyuk told Sky Sports.
We will remind, earlier the promoter of Joshua Eddie Hearn ruled out the option of holding a promotional bidding. He stated that if the teams of Joshua and Usyk fail to agree, then Anthony will immediately move on to other candidates for the fight.
If Joshua refuses to fight with the Ukrainian, then he will have to vacate the WBO title. However, Hearn has repeatedly said that AJ is thinking about such a development of events.