OLEKSANDR USYK is already flexing his muscles as the new Heavyweight Champion, saying he wants to face the winner of Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder.
The Ukrainian claimed the WBA, WBO and IBF belts from Anthony Joshua in a surprise unanimous decision at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last Saturday.
Fury will face Wilder in a trilogy bout with the WBC belt next month at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Joshua’s camp immediately indicated they would trigger a rematch clause, but Usik already has his sights set on a reunification fight – once Britain is again taken into account.
He said: “We can talk about the consolidation of all belts only after Tyson Fury (face) Deontay Wilder, and they determine the champion, and after our rematch with Anthony (Joshua).
“Of course I would love this consolidation match a lot because in super heavy-weights it hadn’t happened for almost 30 years if I’m not mistaken.
“I don’t want to wait two or three years, that’s too long to wait.
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“At the moment I have four belts, three main ones are WBA, WBO, and IBF, and the fourth one IBO, which is not a main belt.
“In the main forward belt at the moment is Tyson Fury.”
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has already indicated he wants a rematch somewhere in the UK in February or March next year.
Usyk suggested he wanted to fight in front of home fans in Ukraine, but his manager Alexander Krasyuk confirmed a possible date at least early next year.
He added: “The approximate dates that Eddie Hearn announced in the post-match press conference, that it is February, March, are the exact dates.”