(Last Updated on January 28, 2022 by ZIMDAILY EDITOR)
Talks for Anthony Joshua to step aside from his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk are on the verge of collapse.
WBC champion Tyson Fury and his team were working to convince Joshua to forfeit his right to fight unified champion Usyk so an undisputed heavyweight bout could take place.
But talks have broken down with both sides blaming the other.
Fury is now expected to fight mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte – with purse bids for the bout due on Friday.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn first broke the news on Thursday at a news conference for Lawrence Okolie’s upcoming cruiserweight world title defence.