by Jack Ternan: Promoter Bob Arum is working on a deal for Tyson Fury to face Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed middleweight heavyweight bout that would set aside Anthony Joshua and Dillian White.
Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn looked like a stick in the mud on Wednesday, expressing doubts about an undisputed clash.
Joshua certainly won’t get the rematch with Usyk he wants, but it will work in his favour that he won’t get this fight.
Wrath to take care of Joshua’s problem
The money Joshua can earn from fighting the winner of Fury vs.Usyk would be good out of this world, and the attention AJ would get from this fight would be invaluable.
If he defeats Fury-Usyk winner Joshua, he will return to his first place in the heavyweight category as the best fighter on the planet.
Anger can take care of Joshua’s problems By defeating Usyk, AJ can then face the “Gyspy King” next in a massive mega battle in the UK or the Middle East in the summer. In terms of business, this is the ideal path to follow.
Arum expects to have a clearer picture by Friday of this week whether he will be successful in setting the Fury vs. Fury undisputed together.
This is the fight the boxing world wants to see right now. Joshua and Whyte are more barriers in the way of the fight fans want to see between the undefeated world champion Fury and Usyk.
Not surprisingly, the negotiations are complicated, and Arum does some grumbling about the process.
One can imagine the money that Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) and Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) would be asking to step aside, but it would be better for them if they did.
As it stands, Whyte’s chances of beating WBC Champion Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) in March or April are virtually non-existent. If this fight were to take place, White would make good money, but he would almost certainly be beaten soundly.
It would be better for Whyte Waiting for the smoke to go away From Fury vs.Usyk He fought before fighting for the world title against the last man standing.
That would likely include Whyte waiting for Joshua to take on the Fury-Usyk winner, but we’re still talking about him getting his shot at by early 2023.
if that happens, Joshua avoids losing his career To the IBF/WBA/WBO Heavyweight Champion Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) who is currently being referred to by his promoter Eddie Hearn.
“What is happening is fair Promises from the Middle East About having a united fight with Usyk and Fury, and will Dillian Whyte step aside? Arum told TalkSport.
“And people who don’t have contractual relationships at all – like Queensberry to Frank Warren and our chief of rank – are involved.”
Arum hopes the situation will be sorted out by Friday
“It’s a terrible typical situation, but I hope it gets sorted out, and It will probably be settled with a wallet auction on Friday. “
“I have absolutely no idea,” Arum said about who would fight Fury next. Who are these people in the Middle East? And what is their support and all that stuff? Arum said.
Even if a Fury vs. Usyk, it is unknown if Tyson will face mandatory WBC Whyte next.
There was quite a bit of resistance on the part of Hearn and Whyte around the 80/20 split to fight Fury, and they’re still pushing the WBC to raise that number to 55/45.
Arum says Robert Helenius And Manuel Shar Potential opponents of Plan-B in the upcoming Battle of Fury on March 26th. If Fury relinquishes his WBC title, Whyte will likely be elevated to full champion by the penalty body.
The money Fury can make fighting the winner of Joshua-Usyk 2 makes it too risky for him to take on Whyte.