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Anthony Joshua’s fight with Tyson Fury should receive a major boost next month when an Oleksandr Usyk-shaped stumbling block is removed. The Ukrainian is the mandatory challenger for Joshua’s WBO heavyweight title and his desire to compete for the belt had threatened to scupper plans for AJ to finally face Tyson Fury.
Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that Usyk vs Joyce will go to earn bids at the beginning of March, with the winner likely to face the winner of Joshua vs Fury.
“I believe that fight will go to purse bids in a couple of weeks. Certainly we will be bidding for that fight. It is a good fight,” said Hearn. “There is history between the two of them from the amateur game. It is a fight that we would be interested in putting together.”