Anthony Joshua Confident Oleksandr Usyk Will Let the Tyson Fury Fight Happen First

Published 01/05/2021, 12:32 PM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Anthony Joshua during the press conference for Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua 2 ‘Clash on the Dunes’ at the Hilton Syon Park on September 06, 2019 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will have a Heavyweight World Title rematch fight on December 7th 2019 in the historical town of Diriyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The reigning heavyweight king, Anthony Joshua, seems extremely hungry to take on Tyson Fury in 2021. He and his team are trying to remove all the potential roadblocks that can hamper this spine-chilling clash. One such barrier in this fight is Oleksandr Usyk.

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Joshua recently defended his WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev. However, Joshua might have to mandatorily face Oleksandr Usyk to defend his WBO title prior to the Fury fight.

In a chat with Express, ‘AJ’ said, “I think Usyk will be keen to step aside and let the fight happen.”

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – OCTOBER 12: Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine walks to the ring before his Heavyweight bout against Chazz Witherspoon at Wintrust Arena on October 12, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

In the past, Usyk has expressed willingness to wait rather than jumping in between this mighty clash between the Brits. He doesn’t want to deteriorate the hype created behind this fight.

‘AJ’ believed Usyk will stick to his words and let the fight happen. He further said, “We’ve reached out to his management team. He’s a reasonable person and he’ll understand the magnitude of this situation.”

It seems Joshua is more than excited about this fight, and he wants it to go down as soon as it can. He feels his team is working immensely hard to get this fight done for real.

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Fans awaited ‘AJ’s advent against Kubrat Pulev and he did it in the way they expected him to do. Because this was the only fight that fetched his bout against the ‘Gypsy King’. Now, he is officially in contention to take on the fellow Britisher and rival.

As of now, both of them are unaligned with any opponent and this seems the ideal time to book this fight.

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The fight will be an absolute classic for summer 2021. Not only the biggest all-British fight, but it is also one of the biggest fights in boxing history.

Boxing enthusiasts have awaited this fight for long and wish to see it as early as they can in 2021. Their promotions need to sit together and roll out the dates for this fight soon.

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Who will you root for in this fight? Who leaves the ring as the unified heavyweight champion of boxing?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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