Anthony Joshua, Fury fight to go ahead as Usky willing to step aside

Anthony Joshua, Fury fight to go ahead as Usky willing to step aside

- Anthony Joshua will not have to face Oleksandr Usyk before fighting Tyson Fury in 2021

- The mandatory Ukrainian challenger is ready to step aside for the unification fightto happen

- Usyk defeat Derick Chisora to become the number one challenger while AJ knocked out Kubrat Pulev

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Anthony Joshua could finally go-ahead with a heavyweight unification clash with Tyson Fury in 2021 as mandatory IBF challenger Oleksandr Usyk has hinted he is willing to step aside.

The Ukrainian's victory over Derek Chisora makes him the number one contender for Joshua's belts, meaning Usyk has the right to challenge AJ or demands he vacates his belt if he fights another opponent.

Anthony Joshua, Fury fight to go ahead as Usky willing to step aside
Anthony Joshua, Fury fight to go ahead as Usky willing to step aside. Photo by Justin Setterfield and Richard Heathcote
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However, Usyk told SunSport quoted by Sports Bible:

"The four heavyweight belts might end up in the same hands of one person.

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"It might be a once in a lifetime opportunity. We should all talk and communicate for that to happen because it is a really big event."
"I still want to fight Anthony Joshua for the title.
"But there are still many people who wish to fight him as well, like Tyson Fury."

Joshua defeated Kubrat Pulev courtesy of a ninth-round stoppage in their heavyweight clash and all now looks set for the unification bout with Fury in May 2021.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are set to pocket £100million each when they fight in 2021 and the bulk of the deal is expected to be concluded in a few days.

AJ's promoter Eddie Hearne already has an agreement in principle Fury's team for the doubleheader with all heavyweight titles will be put on the line.

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Both teams have agreed to share the money equally as the bout is slated to be held in the Middle East including Dubai, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in May, 20201. had also reported that Mike Tyson has claimed that he feels guilty for the death of American rapper Tupac Shakur after he pressured him to come and watch his fight in Las Vegas.

The Baddest Man of the Planet claimed that he persuaded Tupac to attend his fight with Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand Arena on the day he was killed.

The multi-platinum-selling rapper was shot hours after the fight by unknown gunmen on his way to a gig at Club 662 where he was supposed to meet Tyson.

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