Anthony Joshua Will Step Aside For Tyson Fury For £40M
Matchroom Sports Chairman Eddie Hearn has revealed that Anthony Joshua will let Tyson Fury fight Oleksander Usyk if he’s paid at least £40 million.
Usyk clinched the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles when he beat Joshua via decision. The Ukrainian star continued his unbeaten streak and got the better of Joshua throughout the bout.
He has to give Joshua his mandatory defense fight, but Fury wants to jump in the picture to make things interesting in the heavyweight division.
The Gypsy King, who is coming off a 2-0 up against Deontay Wilder in the trilogy fight, wants to unify the heavyweight division with a win over Usyk.
He doesn’t see himself fighting Joshua ever if the latter doesn’t allow him to fight Usyk first.
Experts, including Fury himself, have declared Usyk the favorite in the rematch as well. Hence, there will be no case for a potential Joshua vs Fury super-fight if Usyk repeats the antics.
Fury has advised Joshua to go for a rematch against Usyk once he is done with the Ukrainian prodigy.
Joshua hasn’t yet officially released any statement or taken to social media to reveal what he thinks of the offer. So far, he looks determined to get his belts back from Usyk.