Oleksandr Usyk at present stands because the obligatory challenger for Anthony Joshua’s WBO title.
The Ukrainian was handed the place final 12 months on account of his achievements within the cruiserweight division the place he received all 4 main belts to grow to be undisputed champion.
If Usyk beats Derek Chisora on October 31 and AJ overcomes Kubrat Pulev, then the Brit will probably be ordered to defend towards his WBO obligatory subsequent.
Nevertheless, Joshua is focusing on a probably big bout towards WBC champion Tyson Fury as a substitute.
If this occurs, he may properly be compelled to drop the WBO belt.
Usyk’s co-promoter Alexander Krassyuk informed MyBettingSites.com: “Usyk is obligatory for the WBO title, he isn’t obligatory for AJ personally.
“He’s obligatory for the belt and whoever owns the belt is the potential opponent.
“Many individuals from a boxing viewers would like to see Usyk and AJ, particularly right here within the Ukraine but additionally all through the world.
“[But] Fury-AJ is far more anticipated as a result of they’re two British guys, two heavyweights.
“Possibly there’s an opportunity that they’re going to struggle for the undisputed championship, which has by no means occurred earlier than within the historical past of boxing. This can be a cherry on the cake.
“If there’s a likelihood for AJ to struggle Fury, I feel he’ll vacate, that’s my private feeling.
“We agreed that as quickly as AJ fights Pulev and wins, he must face Usyk. That is our settlement however by no means on paper.
“That is what we agreed with Eddie once we gave the highway for Pulev and AJ for the IBF.
“However there was additionally a time period within the case the Fury struggle seems – then AJ might select Fury because the principal struggle.
“However one comment – it can’t occur for the WBO belt, AJ must vacate.
“Something may occur, Fury vs Wilder III might find yourself in favour of Wilder. And, if it goes that approach, Fury vs AJ is just not precise anymore.
“It’s so unsure that planning now’s silly.”