WBO can to fight between Cirrus and Cooroy for interim belt

WBO может провести бой между Усиком и Чисорой за временный пояс

Dereck Chisora and Alexander Usik

The fight for the title could take place in February.

World Boxing organization (WBO) announced at the Congress in Tokyo that he would agree to sanction a fight for the interim belt in the heavyweight division between Alexander Usik and Derek Cooroy. Such a fight could take place on 8 February in Manchester.

At the same time, the leadership of the WBO announced that the decision on the title of champion in the heavyweight division can be determined only after Saturday’s rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua. The WBO will then ask the winner if he’d be interested in further defence of the title.

The winner of the battle Joshua Ruiz will also have to spend a mandatory defense of the IBF belt with Kubrat Bullet, not later than the end of may.

Representatives Alexander Usik, who is the official Challenger for the WBO title, has proposed in the Tokyo Convention, that in case of long waiting for the decision of champion, they will be interested in the fight for the interim title. Representatives WBO considered the decision a good idea.

Usyk made his debut in the heavyweight division in a fight against Cassa Witherspoon. Chisora last fought in October when he defeated David price.

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