Oleksandr Krassyuk, promoter of former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, commented on the process of negotiating on Ukrainian’s next bout, iFL TV reports.
"We have not yet decided on the date or the opponent. The plan is that it will be Chisora, but I cannot say for sure. Most likely, it will be this way - first Chisora and then Joshua," Krassyuk informed.
Promoter Eddie Hearn, whose company Matchroom Boxing represents Chisora, Joshua and many other Britons, also confirmed the plan for March.
"Right now we already have Usyk-Chisora fight. We hope it will take place at the O2 Arena in London. I told Usyk that he would get a situation in place where he gets Chisora and Joshua within his deal. And AJ is happy with that, as well as Usyk. For us, it is more about the date for Chisora and March 28 is a perfect day," Hearn said.
As we reported earlier, lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury does not seem happy about Usyk's position as WBO mandatory challenger, as he directed a tweet towards WBO President Paco Valcarcel, who suggested the Gypsy King face Uzbeki prospect Bakhodir Jalolov, GiveMeSport informed.
“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,” Fury wrote.
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".