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
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.
However, Usyk told SunSport quoted by Sports Bible:
“The four heavyweight belts might end up in the same hands of one person.
“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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