Tyson Fury rages at Anthony Joshua amid Oleksandr Usyk fight dilemma

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has urged British rival Anthony Joshua to 'get the f*** on with it' and decide if he wants to fight Oleksandr Usyk again

Joshua was soundly defeated by Usyk in September, losing his WBA, WBA and IBF world titles to the Ukrainian.

Usyk – now a two-division champion – dethroned the Brit in front of 65,000 fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the former undisputed cruiserweight champion comfortably outclassed Joshua.

The scorecards – which read 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 – were all in favour of the challenger, and Joshua met the news of his defeat with a simple shrug of his shoulders.

Joshua has a rematch clause in his contract, but Fury and his promotional team are attemptin to intervene and pay the 32-year-old to step aside to allow the Gypsy King to challenge Usyk to an undisputed heavyweight title fight.

Joshua appears to be caught in two minds, as he initially insisted he has no intention of standing aside before saying he is willing to if the right offer comes in as he is a 'businessman' – and Fury just wants him to make a decision.

"Listen, I’m not going to give an opinion on that because he’ll end up seeing this interview and not stepping aside," Fury told iFL TV.

"So I want him to step aside so I can absolutely batter Oleksandr Usyk. But if he does, he does and if he doesn't, he doesn't.

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"But one thing I will say is get the f*** on with it. Either take your money and f*** off or fight the man.

"Either way, one or the other."

Fury retained his WBC title against Deontay Wilder in their epic grudge trilogy bout in October, and the 33-year-old has insisted he wants to fight Usyk in a highly-anticipated undisputed bout.

According to promoter Frank Warren, negotiations to persuade Joshua to pull out of his rematch with Usyk are underway.

"There’s been talks going on for a while now and it’s all got to come to fruition, it’s got to move on now," Warren said.

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"It seems to me there is a will to make this happen and hopefully if we can get everybody to sign an agreement, without announcing it, we can move forward.

"Until it's signed it don't mean nothing. There is a will and we all want it, everybody wants this fight between Tyson and Usyk. Everybody."

Fury could still be forced into a mandatory title defence against Dillian Whyte, the WBC 'interim' champion – but Whyte’s prior legal case with the governing body is preventing this fight being ordered.

The Gypsy King's US promoter Bob Arum has revealed Saudi Arabia has put interest forward in their bid to host the undisputed clash with Usyk in March.

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