While Anthony Joshua, the young British boxer, WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion, prepares for a fight against Russia's Aleksandr Povetkin, the press says there's a good chance that he could face Oleksandr Usyk in April 2019.
According to boxingscene.com, Usyk is now considered a likely candidate for the bout 'for the Brit’s Wembley date next year if a deal cannot be agreed with Deontay Wilder'.
'Usyk, 31 – who beat Murat Gassiev last week to win all four belts at cruiserweight – has already told Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn he wants the fight (...) Everybody seems to want to fight Joshua because he is the biggest fight in boxing. Usyk’s plan is to fight Joshua and we have a plan for Usyk to get to Joshua', the outlet wrote.
Hearn added that Joshua is 'fascinated by that kind of thing because he wants to test himself against people who he thinks are brilliant. He thinks Usyk is brilliant'.
Meanwhile, Ukraine's undefeated cruiserweight champion said he was ready for a fight against another famous heavyweight champion Tony Bellew.
Interestingly, Wladimir Klitschko, another Ukrainian boxing legend, offered to assist Joshua at training sessions for the fight with Povetkin.