Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, has provided an update on a potential fight between his man and Deontay Wilder.
Since the collapse of the undisputed fight against Tyson Fury, attention has turned to who both men might face next.
Usyk has been strongly linked with a fight against Fury’s former foe and former WBC champion, Wilder, with the American announcing that’s the fight he wants next.
However, when speaking to iD Boxing, Krassyuk made it clear that undisputed is still the main goal so they will be going down the path of their mandatory obligations.
“There is always a chance, but we never conducted any kind of negotiations with Wilder and why should Usyk relinquish his WBA belt, what would be the reason? Just to avoid fighting Dubois? No, this is not the way.
Usyk wants the undisputed, that’s our main priority. It might take us some time and some activity in the ring, but it’s still the main thing we go for.”
Daniel Dubois is the WBA regular title holder and the first mandatory in line to fight the Ukrainian. But first, Usyk’s team want independent medical evidence that Dubois is fit to fight, having suffered a knee injury in his last outing against Kevin Lerena back in December.
Frank Warren, Dubois’ promoter, has stated his man is 100% ready and has sent all necessary paper work to the WBA to prove this.
What’s next for Fury looks more uncertain, with ‘The Gypsy King’ going unusually quiet since the fall out.
Talks of an all-British blockbuster against Anthony Joshua have started to gain momentum again, with Eddie Hearn admitting that’s the fight they want next, providing ‘AJ’ can get past Jermaine Franklin on April 1.