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Anthony Joshua has left fans on social media in stitches after suggesting he could set up a GoFundMe page for Deontay Wilder.
The British heavy-hitter hopes the account will come up with enough money so that Wilder can finally step aside to let him fight Tyson Fury.
"I'm thinking about starting a go fund me page to raise money for wilders step aside payment £20,000,000," Joshua posted on social media.
"So I can smoke that fat guy with skinny legs from Manchester.
"These heavyweights need a podcast or something because they do more talking than fighting."
Joshua was set to square off against Fury in August in Saudia Arabia, but recent bombshell news from the Wilder camp appears to have derailed that completely.
It was reported that Wilder had won his arbitration case and was thus granted a trilogy bout against the 'Gyspy King' which had to take place prior to September 15.
@anthonyjoshua your more full of shit that Eddie, Spouting absolute shite! your full team knew there was an Arbitration going on, it was out of my hands! but i tell you what if i'm a fraud let's fight this weekend bare knuckles till 1 man quits? let's put up 20 mill each!!! :middle_finger::middle_finger: https://t.co/NbCvwn6YfN
- TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) May 19, 2021
That meant that the highly-anticipated heavyweight unification bout between AJ and Fury was seemingly off the cards - unless one thing occurred.
The only way that arguably the biggest bout in recent boxing history could be salvaged was if Wilder stepped aside and let it happen.
But, as we probably all expected, that was never going to happen and Wilder snubbed the step-aside fee and immediately began demanding his rematch.
Details surrounding that possible trilogy are yet to be released, but it seems AJ has already turned his attentions elsewhere.
According to The Athletic, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has a Plan B up his sleeve in the form of mandatory challenger and feared Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk.
It's understood that fight could now happen sometime in late August although Hearn admits he's still holding out hope for a fight against Fury.
"I have been focusing on Plan A. The only fight we had our mind on was Tyson Fury," Hearn told Matchroom Boxing.
"We hope that that fight can still take place on August 14th.
"The game changed last night where we have to have a plan B in place, and probably a plan C as well.
"We have a couple of different options; of course, the one that springs to mind immediately is the WBO mandatory of Oleksandr Usyk.
"They have been quite patient and I think really, we are in a situation where if Team Fury don't get themselves together, get their act together, by the end of this week, we will have no option but to look for an alternative fight."
AJ vs Fury is, without question, the bout that every boxing fanatic wants to see.
But there's no doubt that AJ vs Usyk is just as appealing too.
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