WBO president, Francisco Valcarcel, has stepped ahead of the curve regarding the announcement of a two-fight deal between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, insisting that the winner of the series will face Ukranian boxer, Oleksandr Usyk.
"I would love to see WBO champion, Anthony Joshua, unify titles with former WBO champion and current WBC (World Boxing Council) champ, Tyson Fury, for the undisputed heavyweight championship, but, the next challenger should be the mandatory challenger for the WBO," Valcárcel said.
Usyk unified the cruiserweight titles before moving up late last year to heavyweight, where he defeated Chazz Witherspoon by seventh-round TKO. He was granted the WBO's No. 1 ranking as a result of his accomplishments at cruiserweight.
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