13 Mar

WBC Sanctions Joshua vs. Winner of Usyk-Fury Fight

The Chairman of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mauricio Sulaiman, has confirmed that the Council will sanction a fight between Anthony Joshua (28-3, 25 KOs) and the winner of the showdown between WBC champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) and the champion of WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, The Ring, Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs). The winner of this matchup will become the WBC champion, and the organization will not oppose a bout between the winner and Anthony Joshua. Previously, Sulaiman mentioned that the WBC would not object to a rematch between Usyk and Fury, should it occur.

It is to be remembered that the Usyk-Fury fight is scheduled for May 18 in Saudi Arabia. On March 8, Anthony Joshua knocked out Francis Ngannou in the second round.

Meanwhile, Eddie Hearn has stated he hopes there will be no rematch between Usyk and Fury. The promoter hopes that His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh will assist in organizing this fight before a potential rematch. At the same time, Hearn does not rule out a fight between Joshua and Filip Hrgovic, the mandatory challenger for the IBF title.