Bob Arum will be ‘rooting’ for Oleksandr Usyk to beat Anthony Joshua regardless of it being in opposition to his ‘financial curiosity’… as Tyson Fury’s promoter says the Gypsy King has ‘loads of good opponents’ to face if British rival loses his WBA, IBF and WBO titles
- Anthony Joshua will defend his belts in opposition to Oleksander Usyk in September
- Defeat for Joshua would spoil an undisputed world title combat in opposition to Tyson Fury
- Fury fights Deontay Wilder for a 3rd time in October to defend his WBC belt
- Promoter Bob Arum says Fury has loads of choices if Joshua combat is delayed
Boxing followers had been pressured to attend but once more for a significantly anticipated bout between Fury and Joshua when it was introduced that Fury was contractually obliged to combat Deontay Wilder for a 3rd time.
Joshua fights obligatory WBO challenger Oleksandr Usyk on September twenty fifth, in what will be a tricky combat in opposition to the undefeated Ukrainian.
Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum is not involved a couple of delay to an Anthony Joshua combat
Defeat for Joshua will show one other stumbling block in a possible combat in opposition to Fury, who fights Wilder on October ninth.
Should Joshua lose, he will have a direct rematch with Usyk.
But this does not appear to concern Fury’s promoter and Top Rank boss Bob Arum, who admits that he will really be rooting for Usyk.
‘Usyk is a good friend of mine as a result of he is Vasiliy Lomachenko’s good friend,’ Arum instructed Sky Sports.
‘He is a terrific man, humorous, articulate and good.
Anthony Joshua’s 4 titles are on the road when he faces Oleksandr Usyk in September
‘It is in opposition to my financial curiosity, however I will be rooting for him in the combat! I simply cannot assist myself.’
Fury’s enchantment in the United States is one more reason for Arum’s stance.
The 32-year-old gained over many followers in the US all through his two bouts in opposition to Wilder, and even made a visitor look on WWE’s Smackdown in 2019.
‘There are loads of good heavyweights that we might combat,’ Top Rank boss Arum instructed Sky Sports.
‘Tyson, due to his persona, has actually appealed to the American viewers and is such a giant favorite in the US.
‘He is bigger than life, he is a straight talker, and other people in the States love him.
‘We would do a combat for Tyson in the US whereas Joshua and Usyk end their enterprise.’
Tyson Fury will defend his WBC and The Ring titles in opposition to Deontay Wilder on October ninth