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Tyson Fury’s promoter urges Anthony Joshua to step aside from Oleksandr Usyk rematch to allow undisputed title fight

ANTHONY JOSHUA has been urged by Tyson Fury's promoter to step aside from his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk to allow for an undisputed title fight.

It would see Fury, should he beat Deontay Wilder on October 9, then face Usyk for all the heavyweight belts.

Meanwhile, Joshua could keep busy with an interim fight while being contractually promised the winner between Fury and Usyk.

Top Rank boss Bob Arum told iFL TV: "I think Joshua would be well off if somehow we was able to take another couple of fights before the rematch with Usyk.

"If people were sensible, Joshua would work out an agreement, if Tyson Fury is successful with Wilder, to allow Usyk to fight Tyson Fury.

"And to have each fighter contractually agree in his next fight, whether it's Usyk or Tyson Fury, again should Tyson Fury beat Wilder, to fight [Joshua].

"That's sensible, but again, this is boxing and promoters with egos and fighters not making, in my opinion, the correct decision.

"But really making fights based on emotion."


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