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Anthony Joshua ‘demands an extra £3.7m to step aside and allow Tyson Fury to face Usyk in undisputed bout’

ANTHONY JOSHUA has been accused by Frank Warren of contesting Tyson Fury’s undisputed heavyweight belt with Oleksandr Usyk by demanding more money.

ONE The last gasp bid to make the blockbuster unification was successful just hours before Fury cleans up in the water with Dillian Whyte went to bid on Friday.

Anthony Joshua entertains £15m salary to allow Tyson Fury to face Oleksandr Usyk

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Anthony Joshua entertains £15m salary to allow Tyson Fury to face Oleksandr UsykCredit: REUTERS
But an undisputed blockbuster did not materialize

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But an undisputed blockbuster did not materializeCredit: GETTY
And promoter Frank Warren claims the fight is over because Joshua wants an extra £3.7m

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And promoter Frank Warren claims the fight is over because Joshua wants an extra £3.7mCredit: REUTERS

Joshua has been offered a one-day salary of £15m to walk away from a rematch with the undefeated Usyk, a fee promoter Warren claims is not enough for the former unified heavyweight champion.

In an appearance on talkSPORTQueensberry Promotions Manager said: “As far as Tyson is aware, it continues.

“When Joshua asked for an extra $5 million, he said, ‘Enough is enough,’ and that’s it.

“He said, ‘I don’t care, he’s too greedy,’ and that was enough. He’s a champ – Tyson is no less than Anthony Joshua.

“He and Usyk wanted to continue, both of them wanted to continue.

“But you have two people in the middle – one is suing the WBC and the other is demanding more and more money.”

AJ promoter, Eddie Hearn, claims the Saudi Arabia showdown has fallen because the Gypsy King wants a warm-up fight ahead of the multimillion-pound desert battle.

Warren dismissed that view, saying: “It’s all irrelevant and I don’t particularly care what Eddie Hearn has to say.

“Eddie Hearn says a lot of things and he’s part of the problem why these things don’t go anywhere.

“A year ago, when we were trying to organize a fight between Joshua and Tyson, every week he would say, ‘It’s done, the contract is being issued,’ despite the fact that we all signed. an agreement not to make any statements until it has been made.”

Tyson Fury is expected to face former training partner Dillian Whyte in April

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Tyson Fury is expected to face former training partner Dillian Whyte in April

Fury and Whyte’s long-awaited battle is slated for April 23, with the Principality Stadium in Cardiff being the most likely venue.

SunSport, however, understands that other stadiums are also running to host the fierce match.

Meanwhile, Joshua’s potential rematch with Usyk is slated for May.

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