Oleksandr Usyk open to step aside deal for Joshua vs Fury clash to happen!
Former undisputed cruiserweight champion and current WBO heavyweight mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13KOs) has hinted he would be open to a step aside deal that will allow unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22KOs) and WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21KOs) to clash in an undisputed showdown in 2021.
Speaking to The Sun, the Ukrainian revealed the possibility of stepping out the way to allow for the ultimate clash.
“All four belts might end up in the same hands of one person. It might be a once in a lifetime opportunity. We should all talk and communicate for that to happen because it is a really big event.”
As great as a fight between Usyk and Joshua could turn out to be, the truth of the matter is no fight in the heavyweight division right now is bigger than Joshua vs Fury. All four belts on the line in a UK showdown would make it clear who the number one guy is.
You have to applaud Usyk if he actually goes through with allowing this fight to happen as he so badly wants to become heavyweight champion. Furthermore, he has the legal right to prohibit the undisputed fight from happening being that he’s Joshua mandatory. He could make so difficult to where Joshua ends up having to drop the WBO title in order to fight Fury. However, the former champ isn’t doing this.
With Usyk acknowledging the significance of such a showdown and electing to further postpone his chances of becoming a two-division world champion, this should give fans a positive sense that this undisputed clash will happen in 2021!
3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available.
By: Jerrell Fletcher