Usyk Wants To use Bellew to Get Joshua
Outside of Tony Bellew calling him out, undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk has an ulterior motive to face him on November 10th… A fight with Anthony Joshua.
Bellew takes on Usyk in the former’s final fight in November at the Manchester Arena, and Usyk’s confidence not only allows him to think he’ll beat Bellew, but also get a fight with IBF, WBA, and WBO world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.
“One reason we have agreed to fight Bellew is to get to Joshua,” Usyk told The Sun of his deal to not only fight Bellew, but signing a co-promotion deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.
“[Hearn] has Tony, he has Anthony, he has Dillian Whyte and a couple more heavyweights.
“It’s the best way, the shortest – not the easiest – way to fight Anthony.”
While Usyk is hopeful for a fight against Joshua in April, Hearn has been consistent in his claims of Joshua wanting to fight no one else but Deontay Wilder next, to unify the heavyweight division.
Initial Report: Sky Sports