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Usyk wants to fight for title, expects Joshua to face him next

Source : 112 Ukraine

The 33-year-old Ukrainian is a mandatory contender for the WBO title, which is in Joshua's possession at this moment
19:26, 2 November 2020

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Former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) successfully passed his biggest test in the new weight division in the face of Derek Chisora (32-10, 23 KOs) this weekend.

Now, the 33-year-old boxer intends to fight for the heavyweight title as he is currently ranked #1 in the WBO ranking.

Nevertheless, Anthony Joshua, the incumbent titleholder, has a bigger fight on his mind, eying a potential match against fellow Brit Tyson Fury.

Related: Usyk to enforce WBO mandatory if fight against Joshua at risk

Usyk is not willing to wait and ready to enforce his mandatory status, Sky Sports reports.

"I am the mandatory for Joshua so he has two options. One; to fight me. Two; to vacate and to go and fight Fury. Either he fights me or relinquishes. I am waiting. I am ready," he said.

As we reported earlier, forward of Ukraine's national football team Roman Yaremchuk helped KAA Gent win its last match of the Belgian championship.

Ukrainian player determined the course of the match against Waasland-Beveren with a hat-trick that was scored in just 15 minutes.

Related: Oleksandr Usyk defeats Derek Chisora via unanimous decision

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