Tony Bellew does not believe Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury feel they can beat Anthony Joshua as he labelled the heavyweight division a ‘political mess’.
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“He definitely needs to fight Anthony Joshua,” Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krassyuk said.
The undisputed cruiserweight king watched Joshua’s world title victory over Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in September, experiencing the big-fight atmosphere ahead of his battle with Bellew at Manchester Arena on November 10, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
WBSS winner Usyk and David Haye conqueror Bellew go head to head at the Manchester Arena on November 10 – live on Sky Sports Box Office
The Merseysider was far from impressed as Fury ended a two-and-a-half year absence with a fourth-round stoppage of the overmatched Sefer Seferi in Manchester last weekend.
Haye lost his last fight in May to fellow Brit Tony Bellew, having also been beaten by the same opponent in their first contest in March 2017
The 37-year-old Briton won 28 and lost four of his 32 fights since turning professional in 2002.
Bellew named Fury as a possible opponent and claimed he would beat him after demolishing David Haye inside five rounds in their bitter rematch earlier this month.
Wilder (40, 39 KOs), who currently holds the WBC heavyweight belt, e-mailed Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn last week with the offer to fight before the end of the year.
Haye pulled out of two 2013 bouts with Fury due to a shoulder injury that eventually forced him out of the ring for three and a half years.
Bellew beat Haye after a thrilling 11-round bout in March and their rematch was earlier scheduled for December 17
With Bellew currently waiting on his postponed bout with David Haye, Fury has emerged as a possible rival in the ring early next year.
Haye tore his bicep after falling down the stairs and underwent minor surgery to repair the problem.
Official announcement of the postponement of the fight is expected later on Monday
The 25-year-old defended his own world heavyweight title on Saturday night with a points win over Hughie Fury at a quarter-full Manchester Arena.
Haye is currently recovering from the Achilles injury he sustained during his defeat to Tony Bellew in March, with talks over a possible December rematch still ongoing
Fury is currently suspended, pending a UK Anti Doping hearing
A remarkable fight saw Haye battle on through injury from the sixth round until his corner finally threw in the towel after he had been knocked out of the ring in the 11th round