Anthony Joshua has revealed how much it would take for him to step aside from his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, and allow Tyson Fury to have a unification fight against the Ukrainian.
Joshua lost his four versions of the world heavyweight titles after being defeated by Usyk in September, ending the chances of a fight with Fury anytime soon.
The Gypsy King on the other hand, defeated Deontay Wilder, in their third fight, to retain his version of the world title, and the Ring and linear titles.
As was the case when AJ was champion, there has been calls for a unification fight in the heavyweight division, but the problem is the former champion has a rematch sometime at the beginning of 2022.
One way around it is paying the Londoner off to step aside and allow Fury and Usyk to go at it, and AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed how much it would cost for that.
“Seven figures? A million? If you want to get him not to fight Oleksandr Usyk you have to times that by 40…” the Matchroom Boxing head told Boxing King Media.
“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, Joshua’s team] 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.”