Alexander Krasyuk, promoter of mandatory contender for the WBO heavyweight title Alexander Usik, said that his ward is determined to fight a title fight right after the reigning WBO, WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua defends against Kubrat Pulev.
Krasyuk recalled that Usyk initially agreed to wait for the title fight on the condition that the winner of the Joshua – Pulev fight would then fight him.
“My position is very clear and well-founded. Usyk is a mandatory contender for the WBO title. We agreed to fight Joshua with Pulev only on the condition that Usyk would be Anthony’s next opponent. Otherwise, he would have to give up the WBO title.
And my personal guess is that Joshua’s fight with Fury is unlikely to take place anytime soon. I think that Deontay Wilder can also bring some confusion to this scheme, “- quotes Krasyuk’s comment to the Furyjoshua.com portal on the Instagram account of the K2 Promotions promotion company.