Former world champion Anthony Joshua is ready to wait for a rematch with the Ukrainian world heavyweight champion according to the WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO Alexander Usyk, UNIAN reports.
According to The Telegraph, Joshua is ready to take a resignation of 15 million pounds and abandon the immediate rematch with Usik in favor of WBC world champion Tyson Fury.
The source claims that a megafight for the title of absolute champion could take place in the Middle East. It is expected that Joshua will be the first to have the opportunity to fight with the winner of the match Usik - Fury.
Confirmed information about the talks on one of the most anticipated events of the year in world sports and Tyson Fury promoter Frank Warren.
"We are still working on the details, but I believe we will make some progress and then we will have something to announce in the coming days.
Everyone in boxing wants to see the fight between Usik and Tyson for the title of absolute world champion. I want to see this match just as a fan. So this is a fight that we are trying to organize, "Warren was quoted as saying by The Sun.
On the other hand, Fury needs to agree with Dillian White, who is a mandatory contender for his title. Fighting teams cannot hold promotional auctions that would clarify the situation around their possible fight.
The situation in the super heavyweight: the main thing
In August of this year, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua planned to fight for the title of absolute world champion, but the court ordered Fury to hold a third fight against Deontay Wilder.
Thus, Joshua entered the ring against the mandatory candidate Alexander Usik and lost by unanimous decision of the judges. The Ukrainian took his belts according to the IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO versions. In addition, Usik postponed a possible meeting between Fury and Joshua in the ring.
Now Usik and Joshua must take revenge. The Briton has already activated the corresponding option. It is already known that the rematch may take place approximately in March-April 2022.
Fury knocked out Wilder in the third fight, defending the WBC belt. The World Boxing Council has officially nominated a contender for Fury.
Promoter Joshua offered to hold the so-called "Final Four" in the super heavyweight division. And Usik's promoter called the condition under which Joshua could refuse a rematch to allow Usik and Fury to fight.
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