Fury is expected to face Usyk in December provided that he overcomes Francis Ngannou on October 28th, 2023. That would provide boxing fans the chance to see the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999 when Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield. And in a fight of such magnitude, it is only fitting that the biggest boxers are put on the card.
Although the talks of a Joshua-Wilder fight in Saudi Arabia had collapsed, AJ had raised hopes once again after claiming that there were attempts to put the fight on the Fury undercard. And yet, the Gypsy King was set against the idea, as he mocked Joshua’s attempts at staying relevant at the top of the division.
“It’s quite embarrassing really when you’ve got a former heavyweight world champion begging for a fight, begging to be on the undercard. Is he [Joshua] a child or what? He wants to go on my undercard? Him vs. Wilder? Go and get your own show,” Fury said
Outside of the Fury card, there appears to be major stumbling blocks in getting the Wilder-Joshua fight over the line. And apart from a bout in Saudi Arabia, there are concerns that any other venues do not have the capability of providing the boxers with their desired purses. However, fighting on a Fury undercard goes on to show the decline that the former world champions have shown.