The biggest winner of all the chaos created by the arbitration by which Deontay Wilder won the third match against Tyson Fury could be Oleksandr Usyk. At least when it comes to arranging the next match, since instead of defending the status of the first challenger against Joe Joyce, he is now likely to enrich that status by attacking three titles.
Eddie Hearn and the team behind Anthony Joshua were not yet ready to confirm this, although they said negotiations were underway and that this would be the best option. But they are waiting for conditions that would suit them.
On the other hand, Usyk's promoter Alexander Krassyuk sees no problems along the way and believes everything will be confirmed soon. He briefly told Sky Sports. "We are currently in the middle of negotiations and everything seems very optimistic.
As far as I am aware, there are no obstacles to the match not being agreed upon. We hope that everything will be resolved by the scheduled deadline," Krassyuk said. Usyk is a mandatory challenger to the WBO organization, which reacted the same day Wilder received the said arbitration.
They were creating problems even before negotiations for the match between Joshua and Fury began, with threats that Anthony could be left without their belt, but after the conversation, they withdrew.
However, as soon as it became clear that the match was failing, they immediately activated Usyk.
The remaining two organizations whose Joshua holds the belts did not react that way. The former absolute lightweight champion has two heavyweight appearances so far. In October 2019, he did a heavy warm-up against a certain Chaz Witherspoon, while in October last year he defeated Derek Chisora.
It was a match in the opening of which Usyk had small problems, but over time he took control and came away with a victory for a clean 18-0, as much as this former gold Olympian currently has in his career. Joshua boxed for the last time in December, when he was convincingly better than Kubrat Pulev It will certainly be an interesting fight between these two fighters who are at the top level.
Needless to say, Joshua is the absolute favorite, but Usyk has shown that he is a great fighter and it should come as no surprise that he is the one who will appear as a replacement for Fury. Although most boxing fans are disappointed given the delayed fight between Fury and Joshua, they could watch one fight that will surely be one of the better ones.