Anthony Joshua receives new warning from Oleksandr Usyk

The undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk is locked in negotiations to defend his four belts against Tony Bellew in November in the UK, but has made no secret that his long-term target is in the division above against Joshua.

Usyk, Bellew and Joshua – who will defend his heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin on September 22.

Usyk and Joshua both won Olympic gold medals at the London 2012 Games – the Ukrainian won at heavyweight (comparable to the professional cruiserweight division) while the Team GB representative won at super-heavyweight.

They hold a combined seven world title belts and are unbeaten in 36 total fights.Former WBC cruiserweight champion Bellew has already made the step up to heavyweight and twice succeeded against David Haye, but plans to drop back down to challenge for Usyk’s four belts.

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