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Undisputed heavyweight world champion Usyk vacates IBF belt

Oleksandr Usyk has confirmed he’ll vacate his IBF title simply weeks after he grew to become undisputed world heavyweight champion.

The Ukrainian, 37, grew to become the primary heavyweight to carry the IBF, WBO, WBA and WBC belts when he beat Tyson Fury in a cut up choice in Saudi Arabia final month.

With Usyk now contracted to a rematch with Britain’s Fury, he’s not ready to defend the IBF crown towards interim champion and obligatory challenger Daniel Dubois.

That means Dubois’ anticipated all-British combat towards Anthony Joshua at Wembley in September might now be for the vacant title.

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Usyk stated in a video posted on social media: “Anthony and Daniel, listen. I know the IBF title is important to you. It is my present to you on September 21.”

Britain’s Lennox Lewis was the final man to unify the foremost heavyweight belts — three on the time — previous to Usyk, in 1999.

AFP

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