Usyk’s promoter: “Joshua could pick Fury as his principal contender, but the WBO belt shouldn’t be at stake.”


Alexander Krasyuk, co-promoter of the mandatory contender for the WBO heavyweight title Alexander Usik, said that WBA, WBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua after the fight with Kubrat Pulev could fight with the WBC title holder Tyson Fury, but only if he gives up the belt , which the Ukrainian claims.

“We agreed that as soon as Joshua fights with Pulev and wins, he should meet with Usyk. This is our agreement, although it is not spelled out anywhere. We agreed with Hearn when we opened the way for the Pulev – Joshua fight for the IBF title.

But in the event that a fight with Fury matures, Joshua can choose him as a principal rival. However, there is one remark: the WBO belt should not be at stake, Joshua will have to free it. Anything can happen. For example, the third fight between Fury and Wilder may end in Deontay’s favor. Then the fight between Fury and Joshua will cease to be relevant. So uncertainty now makes planning ridiculous “, – the talkSPORT portal quotes Alexander Krasyuk.

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