Usyk's Promoter: The Boxing World Would Desire Joshua Fight

K2 Ukraine CEO Alexander Krassyuk, who promotes IBF, WBC, WBA, WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs), believes the entire boxing world would embrace a showdown between his fighter and unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs).

Over the weekend, promoter Eddie Hearn mentioned Usyk as a future opponent for Joshua.

Two weeks ago, Usyk unified his entire division when he dominated Murat Gassiev in the final bout of the World Boxing Super Series tournament in Moscow, Russia.


Usyk and Joshua both won gold medals in the 2012 Olympic games - with Usyk winning one at heavyweight and Joshua capturing gold at super heavyweight.

There are now ongoing discussions for Usyk to face Tony Bellew, who Hearn also promotes.

But Usyk's goal is to move up a division to fight the biggest names at heavyweight - namely Joshua.

"The boxing world would desire the clash of two Olympic champs and two [future] undisputed professionals," Usyk's promoter told Sky Sports.

"Joshua is the cyborg fighter. He knocked out legendary Wladimir Klitschko having recovered after the severe knockdown.

"Anthony is the Olympic champion of London 2012, Usyk keeps the same title but in the lower division. I believe Joshua has all chances to become undisputed in the heavyweights."

Joshua will defend his IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles against Alexander Povetkin on September 22nd at Wembley in London.

And if Joshua is victorious, then it's possible that he might face WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, also at Wembley. If a deal with Wilder is not reached, then Usyk could potentially become one of the candidates to step in.

Hearn reveals that a path to Joshua would begin with Usyk defending his titles against Bellew.

"Usyk is looking to move up to heavyweight eventually. They want Joshua, and this is their path to it. They see everyone as a stepping stone to Joshua," Hearn said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 07-31-2018

‼️👑 Told by the WBO that they have voted to make Oleksandr Usyk a 'Super Champion'. This means he can now become Anthony Joshua's WBO mandatory challenger as soon as he moves up to heavyweight.— Michael…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 07-31-2018

I'd like to see it

Comment by KillaMane26 on 07-30-2018

Him vs Wilder or Aj could be next big heavyweight fight...but he needs some wins at heavyweight first. Alot of people still don't know about him

Comment by The Big Dunn on 07-30-2018

Usyk is a problem for anyone. I want to see if he can handle the power and weight difference. SKillwise there isn't a HWT that comes close IMO.

Comment by Bronx2245 on 07-30-2018

July 27, 2018: TYSON FURY has promised to “spark out” Deontay Wilder in the USA and insists he is willing to fight Anthony Joshua in London. The Gypsy King, 29, is set for his second comeback fight on August 18…

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