When Tyson Fury was ordered by the arbitrator to defend his WBC heavyweight title in the third game with Deontay Wilder, it thwarted the arbitration between Fury and Anthony Joshua. In a plan to unify all four recognized heavyweight titles. With the battle temporarily over, Joshua was ordered to face his WBO mandatory and former undisputed heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usek. The battle is now scheduled to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on September 25.The battle is expected to be broadcast live on DAZN in the United States
Usyk (18-0, 13 KO) was promoted to heavyweight after winning four heavyweight world championships and won the World Boxing Super Series in 2018. After choosing to be promoted to the heavyweight class, Usyk was immediately positioned as WBO mandatory. Usyk has adapted to his weight in the games against Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora, although the impression in these two games is far less than his performance in the heavyweight career.
Joshua (24-1, 22 KO) started his career 22-0, collecting WBA, WBO and IBF championships, and at the same time established himself as one of the sport’s greatest attractions. In June 2019, Joshua’s defeat to Andy Ruiz was shocking. He rebounded in the rematch, defeated Ruiz with a refreshing boxing, and regained his world championship.
After a battle with Kubrat Pulev, Joshua was eliminated in the ninth round in the December 2020 conflict, which was also an adjustment before the rage round.
Since Fury is obligated to face Wilder, when the battle between Fury and Joshua is impacted, I hope the two can fight before the end of 2021, if they can successfully defend the title. Due to the COVID-19 issue in Fury camp, Fury-Wilder 3 may still be moved to October 9, so a date in late September is unlikely.