Eddie Hearn expects Anthony Joshua-Oleksandr Usyk fight in 2020 | Boxing

Eddie Hearn expects Anthony Joshua to battle cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk subsequent yr.

It’s anticipated that undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk will make the step as much as the heavyweight division in 2019.

Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, says the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight title-holder might effectively do battle with the Ukrainian in a necessary bout subsequent yr.

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Requested if the Briton and Usyk would possibly step into the ring collectively this yr, Hearn advised Sky Sports activities: “No. That battle is available in 2020.”

He added: “Usyk will battle in Might, most likely in his heavyweight debut, probably towards Alexander Povetkin.

“Then he’ll have yet another. Then it seems just like the WBO will make him necessary for Anthony Joshua. I see that battle taking place in spring 2020.”

Joshua’s subsequent project is a United States debut towards Jarrell Miller at Madison Sq. Backyard on June 1.

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