It seems that the confirmation of the organization of the match between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is getting closer, and Oleksandr Usyk played a big role in that. The mandatory challenger according to the WBO is ready to give up his status of mandatory challenger, in order to hold that match.
Of course, his desire after that is to be a mandatory opponent for the winner. At the moment, it seems that the match could take place in Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates, which could become the main stop for big matches for a while.
In an interview with the British Sun, turning to this very topic, Usyk revealed what his intentions are regarding the match with Joshua or Fury when it is his turn. "I really don't care where the match will take place, what I do know is that I will afford a good show no matter what.
Still, the UK would be my favorite because there are really great fans and very nice people there," said the Ukrainian.
In the meantime, while he waits for the situation to be resolved, he will certainly not rest.
He will perform, and the question is whether he will prefer easier fights or he is ready for riskier matches against guys with similar ambitions.It is certain that Usyk has no problem-fighting anyone with the current self-confidence and talent he possesses “There are a lot of boxers here that I would love to fight, like Deontay Wilder,” Usyk said, making a clear allusion to how he would love to get rid of the competition when it comes time to meet the absolute world champion.
Wilder did not fight about February and the defeat against Fury, and information has emerged that he has left training. In media appearances, he was increasingly shocked, starting with the statement that he was tired of the armor with which he came to the ring before the match, and then how the assistant coach, in cooperation with Fury's team, poisoned his water.
"I don't want to comment on his statements, but I think it was all fair. Tyson Fury was a better boxer that day," Oleksandr commented briefly on the situation. There could be more interesting options for Usyk, and the last one to name him in a very interesting way was Joe Joyce. We could find out soon which fight will take place, Usyk promised us a spectacle and we will have to wait