Oleksandr Usyk No Longer a Hurdle Between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua – Confirms Frank Warren

Published 01/24/2021, 7:15 AM EST


The inevitable clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is making some serious progress. Their promotions are working pretty well in order to iron out all the possible stuff for this fight. Oleksandr Usyk, who was assumed to be a major roadblock for this fight, is getting settled with another bout to let this epic encounter take place.

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Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions, who partially manages Tyson Fury, reflected some light on this fight. Speaking to talkSPORT, he said, “They’ve written to all parties concerned and they’ve basically said they want our input regarding the fight.”

“But Usyk himself will not be able to get in the way of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.”

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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)

Oleksandr Usyk was keen on pursuing his path for the mandatory WBO title-challenge against Anthony Joshua. This step from the Ukrainian boxer could have hampered the Joshua vs Fury fight for a while. But Warren asserted that Joe Joyce is atop-contender to get in line against Usyk.

Warren also revealed that if the Joyce vs Usyk fight takes place, it will be for the WBO interim belt. The winner of this fight will confront the winner of ‘AJ’ vs the ‘Gypsy King’.

This would entice both Joyce and Usyk as by biding their time, they could challenge for all the belts once the dust from the Fury vs Joshua wars settle.

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua on the brink of getting announced?

No other fight in boxing is as important as the battle between two legends from Britain. The world has its eyes set on this bout, and the excitement is only increasing day by day. Their promotions have worked extremely hard to make this fight reach where it is now.

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With so many recent advancements made, it’s unquestionable that this fight is on the verge of getting officially announced.

Boxing enthusiasts have been waiting for a mighty heavyweight war like this for almost two decades, and it seems they’re in for a real treat with this bout. The next few weeks are extremely vital, as the outcome of all the negotiations might reach a conclusion.

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What do you make of Frank Warren’s comments? On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you for this enigmatic British clash?

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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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