Such a match may take place on February 8 in Manchester.
Ukrainian boxer Alexander Usyk and Briton Derek Chisora can fight for the interim title of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) in heavyweight. According to RingPolska, this was announced at the organization’s congress in Tokyo.
It is noted that such a fight may take place on February 8 in Manchester.
At the same time, the organization’s management said that the decision on the heavyweight title will be made only after Saturday's rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua.
The WBO will then ask the winner if he will be interested in further defending the title. Since the winner of the battle, Joshua-Ruiz, will also have to hold the mandatory defense of the IBF belt with Kubrat Pulev no later than the end of May.
Representatives of Alexander Usik, who is the official contender for the WBO belt, suggested at the Tokyo Convention that if they wait a long time for the champion’s decision, they will be interested in a duel for an interim title. WBO representatives found this solution a good idea.
In mid-October, Usyk held his heavyweight debut fight against American Chazz Witherspoon, who won in the seventh round.
Chisora spent his last fight for the WBO Intercontinental Champion title on October 26 and defeated David Price by TKO.