Conflicting Reports That Anthony Joshua Has Accepted An Offer To Step-Aside For Tyson Fury vs Uysk Bout
There are conflicting reports about Anthony Joshua being close to accepting a £15 million step-aside deal to allow a undisputed bout between Oleksandr Usyk & Tyson Fury to happen – with him contractually agreed to face the winner later in 2022
If a undisputed bout of Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk is agreed, all the titles will be on the line = WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO heavyweight world titles. It is reportedly that is the fight can be agreed, the likely to take place would be n the Middle East. You would expect mega money to surround such a big heavyweight championship bout.
Anthony Joshua debunked the reports later on social media and stated he hasn’t agreed a deal to step aside for Tyson Fury to fight Oleksandr Usyk – “I haven’t signed a contract or seen a contract. So as it stands, stop listening until it comes from me”
Reports continue to circle that a deal for both Joshua and Dillian Whyte to step aside for a Fury vs Usyk undisputed bout, could happen and could be agreed if big money is offered to both parties.
If such a deal can be agreed, you would expect or anticipate that various clauses in a contract would be agreed – such as obligations to fight Joshua and Whyte in the aftermath of a undisputed bout.