The WBO has named Oleksandr Usyk as the mandatory contender at heavyweight, an unusual move considering Usyk has never fought in the heavyweight division. While the move is defensible based on the fact that Usyk completely cleaned out the cruiserweight division in the World Boxing Super Series, it certainly does not seem fair to Dillian Whyte, who appears at #1 in the WBO rankings and has beaten several respected heavyweights. The WBO heavyweight champion, of course, is Andy Ruiz, who is contractually obligated to give a rematch to the man he just beat, Anthony Joshuia. Ruiz also holds the WBA and IBF belts, and they have differrent mandatories, so it is unclear what Usyk's path to a heavyweight title would be. He probably should be required to beat a top fifteen heavyweight before getting the mandatory designation.