After losing four belts, £15m, Joshua may lose £200m deal

After losing to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday, September 25, 2021, Anthony Joshua is on the verge of losing a £200m deal with Tyson Fury.

According to a report by Marcasports, with only his own belts on the line, Fury is thought to have lost interest in facing AJ.

It added, “The two Brits have dominated the division in recent times; but after AJ’s defeat, the landscape has been changed drastically and fans may not get their dream battle.”

Joshua might lose his deal agreed with the world heavyweight champion and challenger, Fury, after the Nigerian-born boxer lost his four belts to Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist, Usyk.

As reported by, Joshua struck a ‘two-fight deal’ with Fury, when the former still had his four belts. But after the loss last Saturday, Fury seems to be backing out of the fight.

In 2020, Fury and Joshua agreed on ‘terms in principle’, but last March, both parties put pen to paper. The deal would have seen both fighters share £100m each.

Although Joshua had immediately requested a rematch after his loss to Usyk, to reclaim his lost titles, according to his promoter.

Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports, “It is going to be really difficult because Usyk’s confidence will be sky high. But when you get to the level of Joshua, as we saw after the Ruiz defeat, there’s no 10-round comeback fights and warm-ups.

“It is straight back into the fire and he will want to go straight back into that rematch. He will be an underdog in the rematch this time, but that’s what he does.”

Fury is expected to face Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas by October 9, 2021 after defeating him earlier in 2020.

Joshua would have earned $13.8m in his fight against Usyk with an increment to $20.7m, if 450,000 Pay-Per-View were to be approved.

His net worth stands at $80m after he won the International Boxing Federation title in 2016, World Boxing Organisation in 2018, World Boxing Association (Super) title and International Boxing Organisation title in 2017.

Pelumi Bolawa
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