Two-time world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua could to step aside and allow Tyson Fury fight Oleksandr Usyk instead in his bid to unify the division next year if a good offer is brought to the table, according to the boxer’s camp.
The Briton, as per Mirror UK, warned his promoter, Eddie Hearn not to come to him with a step-aside offer unless it is too good to turn down.
Having lost his titles to Usyk in September, Joshua is due to face the Ukranian for a second time sometime next year.
Speaking on the DAZN Boxing Show, Hearn said, “We’ve had some approaches about this. No real deep conversations but just in regards to the concept, the concept being ‘you let Fury and Usyk fight for the undisputed and then fight the winner’.
“Seven figures? A million? If you want to get him not to fight Oleksandr Usyk you have to times that by 40…”
“At the moment there is communication between the two teams to say is it something… and the answer is AJ has not been spoken to about this yet.
“I’ll deal with it and when I feel there’s an opportunity for Anthony and 258 [Management] we’ll sit down with them and present it to them but I won’t do that until it’s the right opportunity.
“If there’s a route and an offer and it makes sense then we’ll see but right now, it’s just conversations between the camps.
“At the moment Anthony Joshua is fighting Oleksandr Usyk and that’s the situation.”
Fury who appears to be facing fellow Briton, Dillian Whyte also has Usyk in his sights with the intention of becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion.
What are judicial review proceedings Harry wants to bring against Home Office?
The Duke of Sussex has filed a claim for a judicial review against a Home Office decision not to allow him to personally pay for police protection for himself and his family while in the UK.
Harry wants to bring his children to visit from the US, but he and his family are “unable to return to his home” because it is too dangerous, according to a legal representative for the duke.
“He sought a judicial review in September 2021 to challenge the decision-making behind the security procedures, in the hopes that this could be re-evaluated for the obvious and necessary protection required,” the legal representative said in a statement to the PA news agency.
Jennifer Aniston mourns loss of Peter Bogdanovich with touching tribute
Jennifer Aniston was one of many stars who came out to pay their respects to acclaimed director, Peter Bogdanovich, who died at the age of 82 on 6 January.
The Morning Show actress took to her Instagram stories to pay her respects to the star of The Sopranos.
Sharing a selection of photos with the BAFTA winner, Jennifer wrote: “Remembering Peter,” along with a praying hands emoji. She also added: “Grateful for his presence and for his laughter.”
One of the images she posted was of her hugging Owen Wilson and chatting animatedly to Peter on set.
According to The Associated Press, Peter died on Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles.
His daughter, Antonia Bogdanovich, said he died of natural causes.
Prince Harry is behaving like a shameless, entitled hypocrite: Piers Morgan
Prince Harry’s move to pursue legal action against the Home Office for refusing him to pay for his own police protection has witnessed severe backlash from Piers Morgan.
The television personality, while writing an opinion piece for The Sun, said that the Duke of Sussex is “behaving like a shameless, deluded, woefully entitled hypocrite” for wanting to pursue legal action.
He added that the timing of Prince Harry’s actions was unwelcomed and would be a “massive headache” for the Queen.
“If he goes through with his threat, it will be the first time any royal has ever sued Her Majesty’s Government, and, of course, causes the Queen yet another massive headache at the worst possible time,” he wrote.
The comment comes after Harry’s legal team issued a statement saying: “The UK will always be Prince Harry’s home and a country he wants his wife and children to be safe in. With the lack of police protection, comes too great a personal risk.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, yet that security cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed whilst in the UK.
“In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return to his home.”