By Oli Gamp For Mailonline
Published: 12:38 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 14:56 BST, 10 September 2020
Anthony Joshua has been sent a stern warning from Kubrat Pulev's promoters, telling him he will face legal repercussions if he tries to sidestep their fight to take on Tyson Fury.
The world champion is eager to lock horns with the Gypsy King in what would be an all-British undisputed title fight and one of the biggest fights in boxing history.
First Joshua must face his IBF mandatory challenger Pulev, although it has been reported that the Watford-born star could skip past the fight and go straight into a mega bout with Fury.
Anthony Joshua has been warned not to sidestep his mandatory bout with Kubrat Pulev
The British star is seeking an undisputed mega bout against heavyweight rival Tyson Fury
But Pulev's promoter said skipping his challenge against Pulev would be met with legal action
Both Joshua and Fury have already agreed a deal to share a ring next year, and promoter Eddie Hearn said his fighter would be willing to take on Fury in December if his scheduled clash with Deontay Wilder falls through.
But Pulev's representative Ivaylo Gotzev insisted that trying to bypass Pulev would be a bad idea and urged them to 'do the right thing' and 'respect the rules of the IBF'.
'That's something that they have always contemplated at their end,' the promoter told Press Box PR. 'But that door will be closed with