The head of Matchroom Boxing promotional company Eddie Hearn explained why there is still no official date for Oleksandr Usyk's next fight, VRinge reports.
In March, the Ukrainian was scheduled to meet in the ring with British veteran Derek Chisora. But, according to Hearn, Usyk has his hand injured, and they will be able to announce the bout after he deals with an injury.
"Usyk needs time to heal his left elbow. We were not sure he would be ready by March, but he is expected to clear up all health issues by May," Hearn said.
As we reported earlier, Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk made a successful debut in the heavyweight division on October 12, 2019.
He faced American Chazz Witherspoon who stepped up on short notice after the initial bout against Tyrone Spong had been canceled.
At this moment, Usyk is considered WBO mandatory challenger in the heavyweight division. However, lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury does not seem happy about Usyk's position.
In his tweet towards WBO President Paco Valcarcel Fury stated: “Maybe if you had not removed me from number 1 ranked WBO! And put some cruiserweight bum with 1 fight at heavyweight then you could have a say! Haha".
Ukrainian boxer was subtle in his reaction: he posted a 'story' on his Instagram page with a short text in it - "Tyson, do not cry. #1 WBO".