Frank Warren has reiterated to talkSPORT that Oleksandr Usyk won’t be able to stop Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury from occurring subsequent.
The 2 British heavyweight world champions are in negotiations to unify all 4 titles in an undisputed bout in June, although Usyk’s necessary shot at AJ’s WBO belt is now due.
The worst case state of affairs on this occasion would see the WBO title vacated and Joshua vs Fury happen for simply three main belts as a substitute of all 4.
Nevertheless, the WBO are eager to discover a decision which suggests their title can stay on the road.
Their present suggestion is for Usyk to face Warren’s man Joe Joyce for an ‘interim’ belt.
Warren defined to White and Jordan on talkSPORT: “They’ve written to all events involved they usually’ve principally stated they need our enter relating to the battle.
“We’re clearly very, very excited about Joe Joyce preventing Usyk for the ‘interim’ title. And I feel there’s a sturdy chance that battle will occur.
“However Usyk himself won’t be able to get in the best way of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
“What would occur hypothetically, if all of us agree on this, is the 2 guys Tyson and AJ get it on.
“It’d be the winner of [Usyk vs Joyce] turns into the ‘interim’ champion.
“However then the winner of [Fury vs Joshua] must defend in opposition to Usyk or Joe, or vacate the title.”
Warren continued: “They fought as amateurs and Usyk had a win over Joe as an novice.
“However, having stated that, he’s a cruiserweight who’s come as much as heavyweight, nevertheless it’s not like he’s a younger cruiserweight, late 20s who can develop right into a heavyweight.
“He’s 34, so he’s come up in weight and will in all probability nonetheless make cruiserweight. And Joe is an enormous, massive heavyweight.
“He’s very quick Usyk, we’ve seen that, however I’d fancy Joe to beat Derek Chisora and I fancy him to beat Usyk.”