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Why AJ May Be Forced To Fight Tyson Fury

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AJ May Be Forced To Fight Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua could be named as Tyson Fury’s mandatory challenger after the Gypsy King failed to secure a unification bout with Oleksandr Usyk on two separate occasions.

Fury has not fought since his heavyweight title defense against Derek Chisora on December 3, 2022. The Gypsy King won the fight via 10th round TKO but has failed to fight since.

The Gypsy King – who has been out of action for six months – had been in talks with Usyk over an undisputed title fight that would unify the division for the first time since Lennox Lewis beat Evander Holyfield in March 1999.

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However, the bout – which was set to take place in Saudi Arabia – fell through the cracks. As a result, Fury tried calling out the likes of AJ, Dempsey McKean, Francis Ngannou, Jai Opetaia and Jon Jones.

However, he failed to agree a bout with any of the above. Therefore, Mauricio Sulaiman – the president of the WBC – has said the sanctioning body will order a mandatory challenger for Fury

Commenting on this, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said “Of course there’s concern about heavyweight underperforming in the fights that have been done.

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“But that’s not the fault of anyone but just greed and power. So hopefully they will come to their senses and make the fights happen. Tyson Fury’s the victim of the perils of money,”

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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