Usyk Is Ready For Chisora

For Eddie Hearn’s newest heavyweight star Oleksandr Usyk, the possibility of fighting Dereck Chisora seems to be the best way to await a fight with whoever walks out as the WBO world heavyweight champion on December 7th between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua.

“Some people are standing by. Usyk is the mandatory for the WBO,” said Hearn to seconds out. “I think he also quite fancies the Chisora fight. We really got to see whether you wait to see what happens or do you fight Chisora and see what happens as well.

“It’s going to be interesting. If they can’t get the mega-fight, they’ve got to fight each other. You’ve got Hunter-Povetkin in Saudi Arabia. Those are two guys on the verge of fighting for a world championship saying, ‘Let’s just fight each other.’ It’s going to be really interesting for 2020,”

“Some belt could become vacant,” Hearn said to Sky Sports regarding the potential issues that may arise due to mandatory challengers.

“Because the IBF and the WBO are both going to order their mandatories after Joshua-Ruiz Jr. Unless a deal can be done with someone, you’ve either got to do that, or vacate. It’s a fight that they could do, potentially even for the WBO world title next year.”

Report: Boxing News 24

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