Anthony Joshua has admitted for the first time that he would consider step-aside money to allow Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury clash in an undisputed world heavyweight world title fight
Joshua will fight Usyk for a second time next spring after losing his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts on a unanimous points decision in front of a sell-out crowd at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.
However, Fury has called for his fellow countryman to step aside to allow an undisputed heavyweight title fight to take place between himself and Usyk.
Joshua is adamant on getting his revenge – having told his promoter Eddie Hearn to thrash out terms with Usyk. However, he has admitted he would be open to stepping aside if it made sense financially.
Speaking to iFL, Joshua said, “I think people know not to approach me with that rubbish. People know not to approach me with that bulls***.
“It may have come to my team but I think they know not to bring to me at the minute.
‘At this stage of my career it’s not about the money, it’s about the respect. You’ve got to look at what I want out of this game; number one is respect, you don’t have to like me but you will respect me.