Anthony Joshua no longer looking to fight Oleksandr Usyk

Reports have emerged that Anthony Joshua will step aside to allow Tyson Fury to face off with Oleksandr Usyk.

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua is ‘close to accepting’ a £15million payout that would allow the Fury vs Usyk showdown to take place according to The Telegraph. It is rumoured that 'AJ' could step aside to then fight the winner.

Last year, Joshua lost his belts to Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk.

Fury on the other hand retained the WBC heavyweight title, by defeating Deontay Wilder for the second time.

Joshua activated his rematch clause to face Usyk again in a bid to reclaim his belts, while Fury had Dillian Whyte as his mandatory challenger.

The plans for an all-British undisputed fight between Joshua and Fury were tarnished when the former lost to Oleksandr Usyk in London last year.

One likely stumbling block for the Usyk- Fury fight is Dillan Whyte.

Whyte remains in a battle with the WBC over his mandatory title shot against The Gypsy King.

Members of Fury's camp are aware of this and have been quick to clear the air on the situation. A close source has referred to the rumours of the proposed fight with Usyk as ' Total Chaos'

“What’s happening is just promises coming out of the Middle East about doing a unified fight with Usyk and Fury, but is Dillian Whyte going to step aside?

“It’s a typical terrible kind of situation, but hopefully it’ll get sorted out.” the source said.

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