Eddie Hearn, the promoter of Alexander Usik (16-0, 12 KOs) and Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs), said that the Ukrainian and American boxers can fight this year.
According to him, in case of victory of Joshua over Andy Ruiz, the WBA, IBF and WBO will need in the fall to hold a mandatory defense.
Except for the Mustache, well as the mandatory contender on the line IBF Kubrat Pulev from Bulgaria. Journalist Los Angeles Times lance Pugmire said on Twitter: “Hearn said he expects the next fight Joshua in November. Against whiskers or a Bullet”.
Finally to name the next opponent, Joshua’s promoter promises in the early fall.
Recall that the 32-year-old Mustache at the moment, recovering from the bicep injury, which he received in preparation for battle with Cameroonian Carlos Takama. The tendril holds the title of world champion under versions WBC, IBF and WBO in the first heavy weight.
As for the 29-year-old Joshua, he is the owner of championship belts for the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion.
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