Oleksandr Usyk has no intention of moving aside to allow Anthony Joshua to fight Tyson Fury. The former undisputed cruiserweight world champion is the mandatory challenger to Joshua. The Ukrainian is determined to secure his shot.
He will have to beat Dereck Chisora in October - but will then demand Joshua steps up to the plate. The Briton set to face Kubrat Pulev on December 12.
Usyk's co-promoter Alexander Krassyuk told Sky Sports: "Usyk has been the WBO mandatory challenger for more than one year. He has agreed to let AJ versus Pulev happen, with regards that the winner fights him next. This statement is still solid.
"Our plan is A) beat Derek Chisora, B) push AJ to comply with WBO rules or vacate the title and C) defeat AJ or any other WBO champion or a contender and become the heavyweight champion. Simple and practical."
Source: The Mirror