Top Rank president Todd DuBoef, who co-promotes WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, expects his boxer to face Anthony Joshua at some point in the future.

At the moment Fury’s handlers are in talks for a mandatory defense against Dillian Whyte in early 2022.

And Joshua will attempt to reclaim the WBO, IBF, WBA, IBO world titles from Oleksandr Usyk, also in the early part of next year. Back in September, Usyk outboxed Joshua over twelve rounds to capture the unified crown.

If all goes well, Fury will retain his title and then face the victor of Usyk-Joshua in the summer.

Win or lose against Usyk, DuBoef believes the public will still be very interested in a potential fight between Joshua and Fury.

“I would love to see Fury against Joshua, Usyk and Whyte,” said DuBoef to Sky Sports.

“It’s about what the people want to see. Regardless of the order – Fury vs Joshua is what the people want to see. Regardless of one guy getting out-boxed one night, it doesn’t matter because they each have great fanbases and personalities.

“We, as people involved, owe the people to serve what they want. I think Fury and Joshua will fight at least once, because the people want it. If Joshua and Usyk do the rematch and Usyk looks sensational again, then maybe the public will say, ‘We want Fury vs Usyk’. Joshua says he had an off-night. He has to establish his dominance, like he did against Andy Ruiz Jr.

“Joshua has to take his career to that elevated state again by erasing his off-night. That is important. He is a great ambassador for the sport and a great champion. The more successful he and Fury are, the more successful boxing is. The dynamic nature of uncertainty creates real interest. Tyson is in a wonderful position. He came in as an opponent for Deontay Wilder who was down and out. His personality has taken over the world.”

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