By Ieuan Ivett For Mailonline
Published: 00:17 GMT, 12 January 2021 | Updated: 00:17 GMT, 12 January 2021
Oleksandr Usyk will not step aside and allow Anthony Joshua's next fight be against rival Tyson Fury to unify the heavyweight division.
IBF, WBA and WBO champion Joshua and WBC belt holder Fury are currently in the midst of discussions for a super fight in 2021 to crown the undisputed champion of the division, in a fight that would be one of the biggest in the history of boxing.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
However, the biggest spanner in the works for Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn is the Ukrainian challenger Usyk, who is the mandatory challenger for AJ's WBO belt.
Oleksandr Usyk will not step aside for Anthony Joshua's next fight be against rival Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury (left) and AJ (right) are currently locked into talks over their unification super fight
Usyk beat Derek Chisora to earn his chance to fight for the heavyweight belt, after he vacated all of the cruiserweight titles as the undisputed champions to join the heavyweight class and go for glory once again.
His mandatory status has led to the possibility of Joshua vacating the WBO belt, which would allow Usyk to fight a different contender for the title and allow the AJ-Fury fight to happen.
However, Usyk's promoter Alexander Krassyuk said that the fighter has no intention of stepping aside and