Promoter Frank Warren wants Anthony Joshua to skip his rematch against Alexander Usik so that Tyson Fury can fight the Ukrainian in an undeniable blockbuster.
Warren was seeing his man in Las Vegas over the weekend after seeing a sensational 11th-round KO of Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight.
That successful WBC title defense has cemented Fury as one of the greatest legends of all time.
Meanwhile, Joshua will attempt a mission of revenge after instructing his promoter Eddie Hearn to scrap the terms for the Usyk rematch.
Joshua was easily outboxed by the former cruiserweight King in front of 65,000 fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 25 September.
But Warren urges AJ to consider stepping aside to let Fury go toe-to-toe with Usyk for all the belts.
talking to talkSPORTThe 69-year-old said: “If AJ had stepped aside and let us fight Usyak, maybe he could have fought the winner?
“He’s got a rematch clause with AJ, it’s no secret. If AJ wants to part ways I’m sure we can easily have that fight, but will he split up? I doubt it! Maybe he Will, I don’t know.
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“From our point of view, we would love to have that fight, but if we can’t and Tyson wants to keep boxing, he has to defend his title, if he doesn’t want to keep boxing, then so be it.”
Fellow Brit Dillian White could finally clinch his world title – he is indispensable to Fury’s WBC belt.
But for now, Fury is hoping to lead some “normal life” outside the boxing ring.
The Gypsy King says he will be back ‘carrying the cans’ and looks to enjoy a month of training after his spectacular trilogy win against Wilder.
talking to WireThe undefeated fighter, 33, said: “I’ll go straight back to my grass roots.
“Doing cans, taking the kids to school, doing something around the house. Common stuff.
“I’m going to take a month of training and just enjoy myself.”