Oleksandr Usyk will be taking on Anthony Joshua on the 25th of September, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The fight will be for 12 rounds, and the Ukrainian will be hunting for Joshua’s WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles. This will be only his third fight in the heavyweight division.
If Joshua wins the fight, he will head straight to a title unification bout against Tyson Fury (if the Gypsy King beats Deontay Wilder on October 9). However, nothing has been discussed as to “what happens next,” if Oleksandr Usyk pulls off an upset. Although a fight against Fury might be the next stop, there are no talks of the same yet.
Speaking about the same, Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krassyuk said, “Usyk is not dreaming of becoming undisputed. He is planning it. The Fury fight has never been under discussion.“
“I can’t speak for Tyson” – Bob Arum
Tyson Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum stated that he would definitely be watching Joshua and Usyk square off in front of 60,000 people. However, he was sure about Fury beating any heavyweight in the world.
Arum was quoted as saying, “I can’t speak for Tyson, but I will certainly be watching Joshua vs Usyk. But I’ve said it before, and I’ll reiterate this point – Tyson Fury beats any heavyweight in the world.” [via SkySports]
Wilder and Fury are set to square off on the 9th of October at the T-Mobile Arena in a trilogy fight. Fury leads currently with the scoreline at 1-0-1. Both the fighters have not fought in over 18 months, with their last fight being their rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in February 2020.