Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Usyk's Promoter: We'll Do Our Best To Get Joshua By End of 2019

by Tomi Pradarics

After winning the first ever World Boxing Super Series and grabbing the Muhammad Ali Trophy at cruiserweight, Oleksandr Usyk and his promoter, K2 Ukraine, have now made headlines with bringing the Ukrainian phenom to powerful promoter Eddie Hearn, who runs Matchroom Boxing.

The parties signed a multi-fight co-promotional contract and thus Usyk’s next fight will be broadcasted live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.

“I’m thrilled that K2 Promotions will be working with Matchroom Boxing moving forward to secure me the biggest fights out there. Fans can look forward to watching me take on the biggest and best names in the sport,” said Usyk upon signing with Hearn.

usyk-joshua

Team Usyk and Matchroom have already negotiated about a potential super-fight for the Ukrainian against former cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew. The proposed date of the carnage is November 10th somewhere in the UK, with all four of Usyk’s belts could be at stake - but the WBA is pushing for Usyk to make a mandatory defense against Denis Lebedev.

K2 Ukraine General Director and thus promoter of the WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO/Ring champion Usyk, Alexander Krassyuk is pleased with the union with Matchroom Boxing.

He hopes the new deal with Matchroom will eventually lead to a future showdown with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, who is Hearn's star fighter.

Usyk is planning a move to the heavyweight division in the very near future.

"Once he starts his journey in the elite division he would be looking for the heart of the king, and Joshua is the king at heavyweight right now," Krassyuk told Sky Sports.

"So I can anticipate that Usyk vs Joshua could be something really, really extraordinary in modern boxing. We will make our best to make it happen by the end of next year.

You can reach Tamas Pradarics at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @TomiPradarics.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kafkod on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE=HI-TECH Boxing;19095448]225/230 is too heavy. Usyk needs to be light and mobile. Also needs to keep his stamina. These Heavyweights can't fight all three minutes of rounds. They also slow down in those middle rounds. Joshua and Wilder only throw…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;19095529]It's doable if all goes to plan, no injuries or upsets, but he's going to be a reasonably small HW at ~220 lbs and 6' 3.[/QUOTE] Well yea if there are setbacks it greatly reduces there chance obviously. But…

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;19094176]I'm not saying 2020 ISN'T more realistic. I'm merely saying "we'll do our best to get our shot by the end of 2019" ISN'T that crazy or bold a prediction. It seems highly doable. To me Uysk's possibly just…

Comment by HI-TECH Boxing on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;19091840]That's exactly the way I think about it. If any HW in the division gets caught clean by the likes of AJ or Wilder, they are going to get hurt, and probably KO'd. Usyk is already coming into the ring…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;19094168]Ok, but remeber he'll still be a cruiserweight at the end of THIS year (if he fights Bellew) so he'll have more like 12 months to beef up, tune up then be ready for AJ. Mid 2020 would be…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (40)
Top Headlines Lemieux on Canelo: I'll Be The Underdog, I Can Surprise Everyone Photos: Victor Ortiz, John Molina Come Together For Media Day Amir Khan: People Think I Can't Take a Shot Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Tomas Rojas on October 6, Mexico City Trey Lippe-Morrison Back in Training With Roach at Wild Card Joe Noynay Breaks Foe To Retain, Toyogon Vaporizes Bolcio Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Miguel Beltran - Go Face To Face Alimkhanuly, Ualikhanov Set To Make Top Rank Debuts Joe Cortez Joins Devin Haney Promotions Magsayo, Brian Norman, Mendoza, Brandun Lee Back on 10/6 Lomachenko-Pedraza Shifts To MSG on 12/8, New Plans For 12/1 Gamboa: Me and Juanma Felt Marlins Park Was Perfect For Event HBO's Lampley: Overwhelming Majority Saw Golovkin Win, Twice Photos: Price vs. Kuzmin, Campbell vs. Mendy - Face To Face Charr Shocked as Positive Drug Tests Cancel Oquendo Fight Photos: Joshua, Povetkin - Face To Face at Final Press Conference O'Shaquie Foster Motivated To Shock Jon Fernandez on ShoBox Joshua Prepared For 'Good Scrap;' Hopes to Stop Povetkin in 8th Ryan Garcia Believes Tyson Fury Will Upset Deontay Wilder Bob Arum: HBO and Showtime Don't Belong In Boxing Anymore Whyte: I'll Get In Joshua's Head, Knock Him Out In Our Rematch Hearn: If Fury is KO'd By Wilder, The Joshua Fight Never Happens James Tennyson Aims To Dominate, Pressure Tevin Farmer Hearn Warns Team Wilder: Hurry Up, You Haven't Got Long Golovkin Opponents Split on Canelo Rematch Outcome Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment Abel Sanchez Not Surprised Canelo Withstood Golovkin's Power Mikey Garcia: My Main Target, Focus and No. 1 Goal is Spence! Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Card Coming Together Pacquiao Says No Tune-Up Needed, Mayweather May Have One Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement