KEY POINTS

  • Tyson Fury is set to face Dillian White but has been eyeing Oleksander Usyk
  • White and Anthony Joshua could finally make Fury vs. Usyk fight happen
  • Joshua is eager to beat the Ukrainian champion in their rematch

The Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship bout could be edging closer to reality.

The all-British showdown between Anthony Joshua and Fury has been the most talked-about fight in the heavyweight division in recent times.

However, Fury was ordered to take on his mandatory challenger in the name of WBC interim champion Dillian Whyte.

It can be recalled that Fury had already urged Joshua to step aside and allow him to unify all the belts by fighting Usyk. 

As things stand, a Middle East showdown between Fury and Usyk has been brewing and Joshua and Whyte could demand a hefty €20 million step ($22.6 million) aside money apiece, Sun Sport reported.

International Business Times could not independently verify this information.

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn stressed that “conversations” have already begun for the Fury vs. Usyk fight and bared that “a lot of money” is set to be splurged to make “all the fighters happy.”

But the promoted also admitted that it is still not as easy as it sounds.

“There are people who would like to see Fury vs. Usyk for the undisputed title—and would be willing to pay a lot of money for it,” Hearn told Sun Sport. “If there is a lot of money in the pot, and  a plan put in place to make all the fighters happy, then there is a chance it can happen.”

"The problem is time,” he continued. “Conversations started a month ago—but they are very complex.”

Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine fights Anthony Joshua of Great Britain Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine fights Anthony Joshua of Great Britain Photo: Getty Images | Julian Finney

Fury has been vocal about his desire to claim all the heavyweight belts.

Joshua, on the other hand, had already expressed his desire to take on “The Gypsy King” after he’s done with Usyk in their highly-anticipated rematch.

"It didn’t go my way. He won nine rounds, I won three. In the next fight, if I win four more rounds then I will win. Let me simplify that matter," Joshua stated. “Then I'll get onto the road to being the undisputed champion again."