Promoter Frank Warrenqueensberry promotions) said that the unified heavyweight champion Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) had already received a contract to fight with the owner of the WBC belt missing from the complete collection of the WBC belt, Briton Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs).
But, as it turned out, the speech is still goes only about the preliminary contract: “At what stage are the negotiations? Everything is simple. We sent them a draft contract. Look, we need to move really, really fast. Time is playing against us now.”
Warren hints that the boxer from Ukraine has a whole series of mandatory title defenses ahead – the Britons Joe Joyce (WBO), Daniel Dubois (WBA) and Croat Filip Hrgovich (IBF) are waiting for him to fight.
Previously, the WBA and IBF have already demanded that Usyk immediately conduct a mandatory defense. The organizations seemed to agree that Dubois would be first in line. But he will not be able to take the fight immediately, as he was injured in the previous fight.
British expert Johnny Nelson assessed Usyk’s potential rival: “Now everyone wants to fight him.” And promoter Lou DiBella suspects that Joyce is like Foreman, he will probably beat Usyk.