June twenty sixth, 2021
As World Boxing Information first reported, Anthony Joshua, is not going to be preventing Tyson Fury in 2021 because the heavyweight champion confirms his subsequent date.
Joshua will battle WBO necessary challenger Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, in line with Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn.
This consequence means Joshua is not going to be preventing Fury in an undisputed conflict this yr, merely as a result of time constraints concerned.
Even a fast turnaround that includes a wanted twelve-week camp for that kind of battle, Fury vs. Joshua, could be taking a look at February – on the earliest.
Because the battle will most likely head to Saudi Arabia, if it ever occurs, February might nonetheless work. Nevertheless, it’s greater than doubtless that each males could be keen to attend till the summer time.
That method, Wembley Stadium within the UK would have the ability to put in a rival bid to host.
Fury might now have the ability to get in one other protection of his WBC title if he comes by means of Deontay Wilder on July 24. Father John received’t be happy with how issues have labored out.
John needed Fury vs. Joshua to occur this yr. He was raging when Fury acquired ordered to face Wilder once more by a US decide.
“However there’s no shiny lights and glitz right here. Withenshaw,” John instructed BT sport. “What would you do? Do you wish to be in Vegas or Withenshaw?
“However let me inform you, if you wish to preserve your WBC belt, you’re higher in Withenshaw. I really feel like they’ve finished all of it mistaken.
“On the eleventh hour, and all people knew concerning the arbitration. I used to be instructed the arbitration was below management – it’s not an issue. Abruptly, on the eleventh hour, it’s a drawback.
“It’s insanity, however the one drawback is, it’s insanity, and my son’s caught up in the midst of it.
“And I’m not a contented man about any of it.”
On Joshua vs. Usyk and Fury vs. Wilder, John predicted: “Each males might get beat.
“AJ might get beat, so might Tyson. As a result of each males might get complacent eager about each other, and unexpectedly, you’re doing one thing else.
“You’re geared as much as struggle each other within the greatest struggle in historical past. And, unexpectedly, what have we acquired? Two warm-up fights in between.
“I’ve mentioned loads. I’ve mentioned this, I’ve mentioned that. Nevertheless it’s all enterprise. It’s all constructing a struggle. However now that is critical.
“You understand, I’d say, ‘Hold your WBC belt, I’m out of right here. I’m preventing AJ, with the belt or with out it. And I’m certain folks nonetheless need it.”
Joshua vs. Usyk for the unified heavyweight title will get confirmed within the coming days.