Former undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world Oleksandr Usyk (16-0) wants a fight with former unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-1).
The Ukrainian boxer vacated the 4 belts he had and moved up to the heavyweight division and now he’s the mandatory WBO challenger. As of this day, the WBO belt is around Andy Ruiz Jr.’s (33-1) waist, as we’re still waiting for the venue and the date for the rematch between “AJ” and Ruiz to be announced.
Asked who he prefers to win in the rematch, Usyk said the following:
“I want Anthony Joshua at Wembley. It will be much harder for me to fight him than Andy Ruiz”.
Usyk still hasn’t fought in the blue ribbon division, as he was supposed to fight Carlos Takam in May, but he suffered an arm injury which delayed the fight for September. With that being said, the 2012 Olympic champion ios eager to fight the top 3 in the heavyweight division – Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, and Anthony Joshua.
“They asked me who I want to fight and I said the three best heavyweights today. If you want to be the best, you have to face the best. If I’m going to fight just regular boxers, I’m gonna be just a regular guy in the line and I want to be on top of it”, the 32-year-old said to Sky Sports.