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Oleksandr Usyk 'has not given his consent' for Anthony Joshua to fight Tyson Fury next as Ukrainian's promoter insists he is ready for title shot... putting further pressure on AJ to vacate WBO belt to set up British super fight Oleksandr Usyk will not step aside for Anthony Joshua to fight rival Tyson Fury  Joshua and Fury are currently in the middle of discussions for a unification fight  Ukrainian Usyk is the mandatory challenger for AJ's WBO heavyweight title Joshua may have to vacate his WBO belt in order to fight Fury later in June 2021 

By Ieuan Ivett For Mailonline

Published: 00:17 GMT, 12 January 2021 | Updated: 00:17 GMT, 12 January 2021

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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.

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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

Oleksandr Usyk will not step aside for Anthony Joshua's next fight be against rival Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury is the current WBC belt holder after defeating Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles

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

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