Joshua Down To Fight Usyk Next

Anthony Joshua sees no issue in facing Oleksandr Usyk if they both walk out of their respective fights with wins.

Joshua, who defends his unified world heavyweight titles on June 1st at Madison Square Garden against Andy Ruiz Jr, sees nothing standing in the way of a fight with the former undisputed cruiserweight champion.

“100 percent, I’d be down for that. I never thought of vacating a belt. That’s all political stuff. I wouldn’t vacate, and I’d definitely fight Usyk. Good luck to him. He’d a good addition to the heavyweight crop for sure. Very talented,” Joshua told IFL TV.

“That’s a good name. For instance, if he was in the heavyweight division, and he wasn’t making his debut, if it wasn’t [Luis] Ortiz, he would have been in conversation with Usyk. DAZN wants good fights on their platform as well. Broadcasters need solid fights as well. They want someone like Usyk.”

“They would push for the Usyk fight,” Joshua continued. “They would rustle up all the finances they can to get that type of fight. The broadcasters want the lucrative fights.”

Usyk makes his heavyweight debut against well-regarded journeyman, Carlos Takam on May 25th, in what also marks his debut on DAZN following his signing with Matchroom.

 

Quotes transcribed by Boxing Scene

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