Anthony Joshua ready to accept Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk step aside deal to take warm-up fight under new trainer

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Anthony Joshua ready to accept Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk step aside deal to take warm-up fight under new trainer

Anthony Joshua is set to accept a different deal to allow Tyson Fury to fight Alexander Usyk for the undisputed title.

After dethroning the WBA, IBF and WBO belts in September, British superstar AJ had plans to rematch the Ukrainian.

Anthony Joshua is ready to accept a different deal to allow Tyson Fury to fight Alexander Usyk

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Anthony Joshua is ready to accept a different deal to allow Tyson Fury to fight Alexander Usykcredit: getty
Oleksandr Usik defeated Anthony Joshua in September

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Oleksandr Usik defeated Anthony Joshua in Septembercredits: PA

But multimillion-pound offers are under way for Joshua, 32, to allow Fury, 33, and Usyk, 35, to fight for all belts in the Middle East.

And SunSport understands that AJ is ready to accept a deal believed to be worth £15 million.

It will also give the two-time champion a chance to fight for an interim practice under his new coaching team.

Joshua has yet to confirm whether he will completely replace his training crew or add extras to the camp.

Together with head coach Rob McCracken, the pair have won Olympic gold and unified titles in the professional ranks.

But AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn has admitted it’s time to change the approach in order to make a comeback with Joshua.

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WBC champion Fury is mandated to fight fellow Brit Dillian White, but the contender is in legal dispute with the sanctioning body over a 20 percent split of his purse.

White, 33, will also be required to receive a fee that will, for the first time, allow a four-belt heavyweight integration.

The WBC mandated challenger is said to be in line for a £5m pay-off if he agrees.

Fury’s US and UK promoters, Bob Arum and Frank Warren, have both acknowledged that Usyk is the rival they want to work towards a deal with.

Warren declared: “It’s a saga but if we can keep things between ourselves, we can somehow achieve something.

“We are still working on things but I am confident that over the weekend we will make some progress and then make some announcements.

“Everyone in boxing wants to see the undeniable fight between Tyson and Usyk, I want to see it as a fan.

“So that’s the fight we’re trying to build.”

Tyson Fury is in talks to fight Alexander Uski

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Tyson Fury is in talks to fight Alexander Uskicredit: Rex

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