Tyson Fury’s Team ‘Working Hard’ For Step Aside Deal For Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk Opening To Facing Fury Instead
The efforts to schedule Oleksandr Usyk versus Tyson Fury continues to progress.
Fury’s co-promoter, Frank Warren, said they’re working on a step aside money deal for Anthony Joshua so Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, can enter a unification battle with Usyk, the IBF, WBA and WBO champion.
“Everyone wants to see him [Tyson Fury] and Usyk,” Warren told iFL TV. “AJ, I seen his interview last week, which is a little bit confusing. If you listen to it and what he’s saying, he’s basically saying, ‘If I get the right money, I’ll step aside.’”
A few days ago, Joshua said he was willing to step aside from his Usyk rematch if “the money is right.”
He added that he values respect more than money, but he’s willing to explore the latter option.
There’s been much clamor within the heavyweight division with interim WBC heavyweight titleholder Dillian Whyte wanting to take on Fury, Fury’s team targeting a unification matchup and Joshua standing in the way of that happening because of his rematch with Usyk.
The Usyk-Joshua rematch was targeted for next spring.
On the other side, Whyte pushed for a fight with Fury after pulling out of his bout with Otto Wallin due to injury, but the British boxer is stuck in the arbitration case and Fury stated he doesn’t want to wait.
Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, said the three-belt champion said he’ll fight Fury next if the “offer is right and if AJ allows to do so.”
“So that’s really where we got to get to as a team. That’s the Tyson Fury team, and we’re all working hard to make that happen, and it may just happen,” Warren said.