Exclusive: Alex Krassyuk reveals there is no date change for Usyk vs Joshua 2

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Alex Krassyuk has told Planet Sport that he knows nothing about plans of moving Oleksandr Usyk's rematch with Anthony Joshua.

The Telegraph have claimed that the contest will the fight has been pushed back by two to three weeks.

"When you question about will there be a delay? If there is, you're talking about two weeks and it's for no other reason than time and making sure we can promote the fight in the right way," Eddie Hearn told Gareth A. Davies.

"The fight is happening, the fight is agreed in terms of where it will take place and both sides have agreed, both sides have agreed the deal, and both sides have agreed (on) everything. "It's just probably taken 10 days longer than we wanted it to and without putting a date all I can tell you is we are finalising the final bits of paperwork, and everything is agreed. So, standby."

However, Planet Sport reached out to Krassyuk and asked him if there was any truth in the reports but he said that he had 'heard nothing but internet rumours' and that it had 'never been discussed'.

Joshua is currently preparing for the upcoming rematch against Usyk and Robert Garcia is the trainer expected to be in his corner for it. Saudi Arabia is expected to host the event.

Heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder is also preparing to make a comeback after admitting his 'journey' in boxing wasn't over.

The American has not fought since his 2021 Fight of the Year against Tyson Fury but according to the WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman, he could be in contention to fight for the title once again - should Fury retire. "Wilder is the number one contender and you have Joe Joyce at number two, three is Joseph Parker," Sulaiman told Planet Sport. "I believe [Joyce and Parker] are going to have a fight for the WBO interim championship - we've had no confirmation but we will just wait and see what happens. There are some variables playing around there." Sulaiman did, however, say that he would give Fury time to consider his future in the sport.

Tyson Fury celebrates after beating Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium
Tyson Fury celebrates after beating Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium

"We're going to give him the time he needs to reflect, to relax, he just did the mandatory of the division - there's no hurry to pressure him or his team into making any decisions. We will be in communications, he's having holiday with his family. "I'm not saying we will get him three months, there's no time limit right now I'm respecting the level of Tyson Fury, his private time with his family but we will talk in the near future certainly. "We need to address the situation if he is retiring but at this time, we are just giving him the much deserved time to enjoy his holidays," added Sulaiman.

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