Alexander Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) counted on a fight for the WBO heavyweight belt with Anthony Joshua (24-1, 21 KOs), but then there were talks that he could give the green light to AJ's duel with Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs), for a while, giving up the chance for a championship in exchange for a certain amount of money. Now everything goes to the fact that the Ukrainian can get, at least for now, a title fight for the interim title with Joe Joyce (12-0, 11 KOs), without additional reward.
Promoter of Anthony Joshua (24-1, 21 KOs) Eddie Hearn believes that his boxer will defeat Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) in the fight for the undisputed heavyweight title. The British champions are due to meet at the turn of May and June.
Eddie Hearn said that the fight for the title of undisputed heavyweight champion of Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) and Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) will probably take place in one of the countries of the Middle East. The fight for the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF titles is scheduled for the end of May - the first half of June.
Eddie Hearn does not think Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) could interfere with plans for a unification fight in late spring or early summer for the four heavyweight belts between Anthony Joshua (24-1, 21 KOs) and Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs).
There has been a long debate about the future of the WBO heavyweight belt currently owned by Anthony Joshua (24-1, 21 KOs). The Briton would like to take with him the World Boxing Organization trophy in the unification fight with Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs), but Alexander Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) stands in the way of such a scenario, demanding - as a mandatory contender for WBO title - immediate bout against AJ.