Fact or Fiction: Fury, Usyk, Wilder, and Joshua To Face Each Other-‘It Will Happen’

Rumors of a heavyweight tournament featuring Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, Deontay Wilder, and Anthony Joshua continue to pick up the pace, leaving fans with much anticipation.

According to reports, Fury could finally end up facing Usyk in December for all the belts, following the recent breakdown in talks, despite the Ukrainian agreeing to a 70-30 split.

Meanwhile, Joshua and Wilder could square off in the hope that the winner would face either Fury or Usyk.

The staggering sum of $400 million has been bandied about as the figure that will be needed to get all sides on board.

Nonetheless, World Boxing News is convinced that there is virtually no possibility of it occurring in December.

And this has been reflected in the mixed responses from those involved. Fury shut down those claims with an emphatic response on social media.

“I can confirm that these rumors are absolute BS,” Fury

However, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn was far more optimistic about the idea that all sides could get an agreement.

This fits in line with Joshua’s recent confirmation that he would not be fighting until December, thus backtracking on his prior comments about fighting in the summer.

With that being said, Hearn has left all options on the table.

“Our focus is to get that mega fight in December over the line. There is no official decision as to whether or not AJ would fight in July.

“Some of that may come around the decision for the completion of that fight in December. I would quite like to see him fight. There is definitely an appetite from the Middle East to stage that event [Joshua-Wilder & Fury-Usyk in December].

“If the money is right, it will happen,” Hearn speaking to IFLTV

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