Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have edged one step nearer to their huge heavyweight unification battle after the WBO reached out to Oleksandr Usyk.
The Ukrainian, who held the WBO trinket at cruiserweight, is the obligatory challenger to Joshua’s belt and posed a severe impediment to any undisputed title battle.
Nevertheless, in response to Sky Sports activities, the WBO have contacted Usyk and his crew and negotiations are underway for the 33-year-old to face former beginner foe Joe Joyce.
Joyce, who’s ranked No.2 by the WBO after stopping Daniel Dubois final yr, may face Usyk for the WBO interim heavyweight title – leaving the trail clear for Fury to face Joshua for all of the belts.
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