For the Usyk title. Cuban Sanchez expects a fight with Joyce or Parker


Mike Borao, manager of Cuban heavyweight prospect Frank Sanchez (20-0, 13 KOs), sees a situation where his protagonist will fight for the vacant WBO title in 2023.

Borao expects Sanchez to face the winner of the Joe Joyce-Joseph Parker fight.

Recall that at the moment the WBO title belongs to the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, who in the summer should have a rematch with Briton Anthony Joshua.

According to Borao, neither one nor the other will be interested in meeting with Sanchez and will rather give up the title:

“I really believe that in the end Frank (Sanchez) will fight the winner of the Joyce-Parker fight for the vacant WBO title. In my opinion, neither Joyce nor Parker are big enough names to seduce Usyk or Joshua, so Frank will probably fight the winner of their fight for his first world title.”

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At the same time, the manager admits that the retirement of WBC champion Tyson Fury may be delayed, so moving along the WBO line looks more preferable:

“Fury is a damn good salesman. Who knows how serious he is when he talks about retirement? Anyway, I don’t think the WBC will immediately strip him of the title, because the path to the WBO title is much more real. One thing I know for sure: Sanchez is in a good position to win a world title in 2023.”