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Anthony Joshua Wants £40m To Step Aside For Fury v Usyk Undisputed Fight

Anthony Joshua has opened up on how much he wants in order to allow Tyson Fury to fight Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world fight.

His promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said that it will take £40million for Anthony Joshua to let Tyson Fury fight Oleksandr Usyk before him.

AJ suffered a stunning loss to the Ukrainian in London in September, to the shock of the fans.

He immediately invoked his rematch clause, with the fight expected to take place next year.

Following his devastating win over Deontay Wilder in October, Fury, who appeared to be facing Dillian Whyte next, now has Usyk in his sights with the intention to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Should a blockbuster fight between Usyk and Fury take place, the winner would defend all the heavyweight titles against Joshua.

Usyk’s promoter already said his man would ‘be happy’ to fight Fury if Joshua agreed, while Hearn has admitted that could happen only for a significant fee.

“At the moment, Anthony Joshua is fighting Oleksandr Usyk, and that’s the situation.”

“Seven figures? A million? If you want to get him not to fight Oleksandr Usyk you have to times that by 40…” Hearn said.

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