Eddie hearn, President of Matchroom, stated that on September 18 or 25 Anthony Joshua will defend the heavyweight belts against Oleksandr Usyk.
“Definitely considering the Spurs, definitely considering September 25, “he said to iFL TV. “We also consider September 18. We have also spoken with Wembley. I am extremely positive with Alex Krassyuk (manager of Usyk) “.
The OMB ordered the British to defend the scepter against Usyk, who remains undefeated in 18 contests, 13 of them won via chloroform.
Joshua I was looking to fight against Tyson fury, but a judge’s ruling in favor of Deontay Wilder forced the fight between the two English boxers to be canceled.
“We alert the OMB the weekend we had reached an agreement and now we are putting the agreement on paper “, he added Hearn, “We don’t expect a lot of turbulence, but we hope that in the weekend or the beginning of the next, we should have some kind of announcement.”
Because of what happened to Deontay, it is expected that on July 24 Fury defend the championship of CMB against Wilder, on The Vegas, Nevada.
While Anthony Joshua will defend the belts of the WBA, WBO Y FIB against Usyk, despite the fact that at some point there was talk that the heavyweight champion would vacate the scepter of the Organization.
“Alex Krassyuk he is a tremendous operator, ”he added. “We got on very well. Everyone wants to fight, there are no bad things. It is a tremendous fight, I do not anticipate problems ”.
Oleksandr Usyk comes from defeating in October 2020 Dereck Chisora by cards of 115-113, 115-113 and 117-112.
After what Anthony Joshua beat Kubrat Pulev by knockout in the ninth inning in December last year, the Ukrainian insisted on fighting against AJ.
However, these plans were postponed to seek the confrontation against Tyson Fury.