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Anthony Joshua speaks on potential title defense against Usyk

Source : 112 Ukraine

The unified heavyweight champion is looking to face Ukrainian challenger at the end of March-early April
14:41, 18 December 2019

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WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua shared his thoughts on Oleksandr Usyk, former undisputed cruiserweight world champion, Mirror reports.

"Usyk is a great cruiserweight. He was the undisputed cruiserweight champion and he's decided to move up to heavyweight to come and mix it with the big boys. He's still exploring the division but he wants a piece of the big pie, which he's more than welcome to try and take from my hands,” Joshua stated.

He also talked about a date for a potential title defense against mandatory WBO challenger.

Related: Anthony Joshua must fight with Oleksandr Usyk, - WBO

“Usyk will be in my eyesights for around end of March or early April to defend my titles against,” the Briton added.

As we reported earlier, after Joshua's revenge on Andy Ruiz, the head of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Paco Valcárcel recalled that the champion has a mandatory challenger.

The main contender for the WBO championship belt is Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk. And the president of the WBO believes that Joshua is obliged to enter the ring with him.

"Now clash of the mandatories will be next. WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk within 180 days," Valcárcel wrote.

Related: Oleksandr Usyk trying to follow in Evander Holyfield's footsteps

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