Promoter of the world champion in super heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk Oleksandr Krasiuk told Sky Sports about the current stage of talks on the rematch with Anthony Joshua.
"We plan to meet with [Joshua's promoter] Eddie Hearn within the next couple of weeks to initiate the rematch activities. We have three options under consideration: the UK, Ukraine and the Middle East. Hopefully by the end of 2021, we will be in the position to take the final decision.
Usyk was not disappointed that he would have to wait for the fight for the title of absolute champion. We were 100 per cent aware of the rematch clause, we gave our word and signed it on paper. There is no space for frustration, as things are going the way we planned them to go. Tyson [Fury] has to prove his championship position by going through the mandatory. But this is up to him and his team. On our side, we keep focus on the rematch as the №1 option," Krasyuk said.
As it was reported, Oleksandr Usyk won the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO super heavyweight championship belts from Anthony Joshua in by the unanimous decision of judges in London in September.