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Fury’s promoter wants to see his fighter take on Usyk next, and wants to negotiate with Joshua in order to get him to step aside.

Frank Warren is hoping to negotiate a deal with Anthony Joshua

 

Frank Warren has suggested Anthony Joshua will be made an offer to step aside and allow Tyson Fury to face Oleksandr Usyk in a unification bout.

 

 

The former world heavyweight champion is set to take on the Ukrainian in a rematch in March or April as he looks to win back his titles, having lost them following his defeat back in September.

 

 

Usyk’s victory in London threw a major spanner in the works, with Fury having eyed up an all-British unification bout with Joshua ahead of beating Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight in Las Vegas.

 

 

Instead, the Gypsy King may have to wait for his chance to complete the set of heavyweight belts, with Usyk and Joshua set to meet again in the spring.

 

 

Joshua though has suggested he might be willing to step aside and let Fury face Usyk if the right offer is made to him.

 

 

And, speaking to talkSPORT, Fury’s promoter Warren is hopeful they can come to an agreement – although he admits that time is ticking.

 

“The next fight for Tyson, what I’d like to see, is the unification with him and Usyk,” Warren said. “That’s the fight all of us want, because it’s the best fighting the best.

 

 

“What stops it from happening? One thing, and that’s AJ.

 

 

“AJ did an interview last weekend, and went on various things about his legacy and various other things.

 

 

“But he said the most telling thing is that the bottom line is he’s a businessman. If he’s a businessman, it’s all about is there a number that can accommodate him to step aside?

 

 

“If that can be done, we can get that fight on. If we can’t get it on, and if we can’t get it done in the next seven or eight days, then we’ve got to move to plan B.”

 

 

Should a deal not come to fruition with Joshua, the likely outcome would see Fury fighting around the same time as his rival.

 

 

Dillian Whyte had looked to be the obvious candidate, although some doubt has been cast over that fight as ‘The Body Snatcher’ pursues a legal battle with the WBC after pulling out of his fight with Otto Wallin last month.

 

 

“Plan B will be for Tyson to fight in March in the UK in a meaningful fight, somebody who’s ranked in the WBC’s top 10, and that’s what we’ll be working towards,” Warren added.

 

 

“Dillian Whyte? Yeah, I’ve got no problem doing that fight, providing he’s sensible.”

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