Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) was until recently the number one WBO ranked heavyweight. The Briton, however, a few days ago, dropped to third place - in front of him appeared in the royal division debutant Olexksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) and Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs). This development has resulted to a frenzy of "Body Snatchers" in anticipation of his title chances.
Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) has been stripped of another title. WBC Board of Governors voted unanimously to grant Usyk the status of world champion "in recess", which, according to the sanctioning body will allow him to "recover from a recent injury and support him in an attempt to perform in the heavyweight division."
The undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) returns to the ring in September. This was reported by Eddie Hearn a co-promoter of the Ukrainian. This weekend Usyk was about to make his debut in the heavyweight division at DAZN event in Oxon Hill with Carlos Takam fight, but during training Usyk injured biceps, and the fight was canceled.
Eddie Hearn, promoter of IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, said that his fighter may meet Oleksander Usyk at the end of this year.
Oleksander Usyk will not be able to fight against Carlos Takam due to injury. This was announced on Tuesday by the head of the promotion company Matchroom Boxing, Eddie Hearn. The debut of the Ukrainian unified cruiserweight champion was set on May 25 at the MGM National Harbor arena in Oxon Hill, Maryland.