UPDATE: Tyson Fury has now confirmed he will not accept Deontay Wilder’s demand for a step-aside fee in order for him to fight Anthony Joshua.
See what Tyson Fury had to say in the video below, before reading the original story.
Deontay Wilder has reportedly said he is willing to step aside from his forthcoming trilogy fight with Tyson Fury – for a large sum of money – to allow the Gypsy King to fight Anthony Joshua.
The news will excite many boxing fans who have been wanting to see an all-British heavyweight unification since Joshua reclaimed his belts during his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr, followed by Fury’s defeat against Wilder in their rematch.
Now, according to reports from The Athletic and Middle Easy, Deontary Wilder is interested in taking a $10 million (£8.1 million) step aside fee to allow the two Brits to fight – as long as he is able to fight the winner afterwards.
Kubrat Pulev – who is scheduled to be Anthony Joshua’s next match-up – has already expressed his willingness to step aside for a fee, meaning that if Wilder accepts the $10m, Tyson Fury and Anthony could be going head-to-head very soon.
News of Wilder’s reported desire to step aside comes days after Fury teased something big after his Instagram Live work out, saying: “Got some massive news coming soon, some massive massive news.
“I was just on the phone to the old MTK and we’ve got some massive news coming for you all very, very soon so keep an eye out for it.”