ANTHONY JOSHUA had to wait until Christmas to decide if he would give Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk their undisputed power to decide.
But he has admitted that he is willing to accept money aside and a guaranteed blow to the Fury vs Usyk winner.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren is happy to hear Joshua has a price – but warns he needs to decide soon, ideally before next weekend.
“Everybody wants to see the undisputed fight between Tyson and Usyk,” he said.
“It was between two undefeated fighters with all four belts.
“Tyson Fury – the bigger man – against the guy who sent Anthony Joshua to school. It was a big war.
“The only thing standing in the way of that is AJ. He did an interview where he stated, ‘I’m an entrepreneur’, and when someone said that, the question was ‘how much?’. One thing is for sure, we need to decide before Christmas, ideally within the next seven or eight days.
“If that doesn’t happen then we will have a UK fight for Tyson in March and that could be Dillian Whyte, Joe Joyce or anyone else Tyson decides. ”
Recently, 2012 Olympic gold boy Joshua claimed his team would never even dare heed his own offers as they knew he was focused on getting his belt back and silencing the opponents. his criticism like.
But in the same interview, he made it clear that he would be willing to let his two biggest rivals meet if the deal was worth his time.
That, Warren says, opened the door to the boardroom for a shocking deal to be made.
He added: “I watched the interview and in one part he was talking about the importance of his sporting heritage but in the next breath he said he was a businessman.
“For entrepreneurs, it’s always about money.
“If he does the deal then he doesn’t have to face Usyk again, immediately, in a fight where I think Usyk is the favorite.
“Instead, he could enter an undisputed fight with the winner.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/16942435/anthony-joshua-christmas-tyson-fury-usyk/ Anthony Joshua has given the Christmas deadline to step aside and give Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk the undisputed decisive confrontation