Tyson Fury will face Oleksandr Usyk in heavyweight unification bout next year, but contract clauses appear to rule out Anthony Joshua fight

The ‘Unstoppable’ Tyson Fury Championship train seems to be cruising full-speed forward toward the ‘immovable’ Oleksandr Usyk wall. The mega clash is currently scheduled for sometime in 2023 and fans can barely wait.

Many spectators who have followed Tyson’s journey over the year can’t help but wonder how a bout against Anthony Joshua might look.

Fury had been hyping up that Joshua match for a long time. But contract talk failures and other issues turned up so many times that the rivalry seemingly went down the rankings of the top dream matchups that never took place list, alongside matchups like Khabib vs Tony.

Even Fury has pretty much given up on beating up his old rival. Joshua lost both of his last 2 bouts against Oleksandr Usyk. Now ‘The Gypsy King’ sees Usyk as a more worthy opponent and looks to send the world a message by defeating the man who bested Anthony twice.

Fury currently holds the WBC title whereas Oleksandr holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles. Whoever wins the fight gets to unify all the alpha belts and defeat arguably the strongest boxer in the world. Such a feat was last achieved by the legendary Lenox Lewis, nearly over 20 years earlier.

There are other names also creeping up in the rankings that are going to take their shot at the old in the not-so-distant future.

Joe Joyce faced off against both Fury and Usyk in a trio staredown that took place following ‘The Gypsy King’s victory against Derek Chisora. Tyson himself has trained with Joe twice before and speaks very highly of the Brit.

Joe Joyce Interim Title
Interim title holder Joe Joyce Via: Sky Sports

Since Joyce holds the Interim title, he is somewhat contractual bound to face the winner of Tyson vs Usyk. On the other hand ‘regular’ champion Daniel Dubois is also looking for a fight. Deontay Wilder can also make a comeback to face Tyson for the fourth time.

All in all, things are not looking bright for Anthony Joshua. The English boxer desperately needs a win against a big opponent to win back some credibility in his name and this might just be his last shot at greatness.

Amir Khosru

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