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Road to undisputed: Usyk, Fury want heavyweight title fight

The way is open once more for him to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 2000.

The WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO titles are held by Oleksandr Usyk. The WBC championship is now held, at least temporarily, by Tyson Fury.

And they both desire conflict with one another.

After defeating Anthony Joshua in their rematch on a split decision on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, Usyk said, "Hey, Tyson." Please enter the ring again.

Fury claims to have retired after all, although this assertion is frequently questioned.

In fact, Fury declared in a video following the Usyk-Joshya rematch that he would be open to facing Usyk.

for a fair price.

In the footage posted by boxing media outlet iFL TV, Fury is heard saying, "England has been freed of its belts, yet again, as usual, but there is a fix and a solution that I can provide." "Send in the Gypsy barbarian of England if you want those belts back. Let's go. Bring me in.

But it won't be inexpensive. You must pay for the best if you want it. It'll cost a lot of money. So get out your checkbook.

Fury hasn't competed since he defeated Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in April. At the time, he declared himself to be "the finest heavyweight there has ever been" and announced his retirement in order to keep his promise to his wife, Paris.

Since then, he has declared his intention to pick up boxing again in order to challenge Derek Chisora, a fellow Briton whom he twice defeated in the early stages of his career.

He claimed to have changed his mind and chose to "walk away" three days later.

The possibility of being the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis, who held all the belts from 1999 to 2000 before having the WBA championship removed, is a strong incentive for Fury to return to the ring.

Because both boxers are unbeaten, Usyk-Fury would be one of the biggest contests in a generation. From 2018 to 2019, Usyk held the title of undisputed cruiserweight champion.

Joshua, who was once the heavyweight division's biggest draw at the box office, is now on the outside looking in after suffering consecutive defeats to Usyk to go along with his loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019.

With three defeats in five fights, a British boxer who formerly packed out large stadiums and was hailed as a knockout machine has had his reputation shattered.

The 32-year-old Joshua, who has dismissed rumors of retirement, stated that he intends to enter the ring again in December and work his way back up to being a three-time champion. That would entail working hard in the second tier of the division for the time being, with Dillian Whyte and Deontay Wilder as prospective opponents if he decides to first dispatch some less dangerous competitors.

Because momentum is crucial in boxing, Joshua added, "I spoke to Eddie and asked him if it was feasible to go out in November." Joshua was referring to his promoter, Eddie Hearn. Dec., according to Eddie.

"Come one, come all if it's about who I fight. I don't mind if someone wants it; they can have it.

Joshua just agreed to a long-term contract with DAZN for the streaming service to carry his future fights. The deal is said to be worth $100 million.

Hearn remarked, "We want to see AJ engaged. Too much time has passed between bouts.

"I would like to see him resume having fun and resume the demands of achieving the title belt. He will now begin to genuinely enjoy himself.