Giant Alexander Ustinov has been included in the WBA’s tournament which will determine the organisation’s true Heavyweight Champion.
With three Champions in the division at present Tyson Fury (Super), Ruslan Chagaev (Regular), and Luis Ortiz (interim), fans have been quick to dismiss WBA Titles of late in a backlash to restore one Champion per division similar to other governing bodies.
Ustinov, who is co-promoted by Frank Warren and Vlad Hrunov, has recently been ordered to face big punching ‘King Kong’ Luis Ortiz.
WBA president Gilberto Mendoza announced plans to clear up the uncertainty surrounding the division and its World Champions by confirming a Heavyweight tournament to crown one Champion.
The winner of Ustinov v Ortiz has been ordered to fight the winner of the much anticipated rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko.
Winners in the two fights will then square off to progress into the final phase.
Whilst in the second bracket, Ruslan Chagaev defends his WBA World ‘regular’ belt against Aussie Lucas Browne in March.
The winner of that fight will be lined up against Fres Oquendo, who has forced himself into a position to fight the winner through a recent court ruling.
Victory for Oquendo and the winner of Chagaev/Browne will then face the winner from the first bracket.
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