"He's already had two" Joshua outraged by the situation around Usyk
British boxer Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) expressed his dissatisfaction with the fact that Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) has not had a fight since last August. According to the Watford native, it is very difficult to be a world champion in modern boxing because it is increasingly difficult to organise really big fights.
Joshua said this in an interview with Boxing King Media, boxingnews24.com reports. The former British champion, with whom Usyk had his last fight, noted that fans expect more from belt holders than just talking about possible fights.
"Being a champion is not easy. Look at Usyk. He doesn't even have a fight date yet, and he's the world champion. I was the last fighter he fought, and I will fight on Saturday, April 1. He is the champion. He's already had two fights in the ring since then. Being a champion should mean you're active and fighting, but it's a headache. There's pressure when we go for what we think is perfect. It's not easy," said Joshua.
Recall that Usyk was unable to agree on a fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion with the British Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs). The day before, Oleksandr commented publicly on the cancellation of the fight with Fury for the first time. In his turn, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn expressed confidence that the Ukrainian's fight against Tyson would take place.
Earlier, the World Boxing Association (WBA) issued an ultimatum to Usyk and Fury and named the British Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs) as a mandatory contender for the Ukrainian's championship belt. Our compatriot decided to leave his training camp after the news of the cancellation of the fight with Tyson. And the Briton was literally furious about the cancellation of the fight and showered Oleksandr with insults.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Usyk's promoter Oleksandr Krasiuk revealed the details of negotiations with Tyson Fury and the reason for the cancellation of the historic superfight. And boxing fans have been tearing the Gypsy King apart online.
The British promoter threatened the Ukrainian with the loss of his championship belt. In addition, American Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) admitted that he was not surprised by the disruption of the Usyk-Fury fight.
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