Tyson Fury will be tuning into Anthony Joshua’s clash with Oleksandr Usyk hoping a £200m super fight doesn’t get blown up in smoke by the Ukrainian.
He may be watching his British counterpart from the sofa of the Las Vegas home he’s currently staying in, but the Gypsy King is likely to be there.
Joshua, 31, will defend his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles against Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Fury is currently in the US, preparing for his match with Deontay wilder next month.
AJ looked set to fight Fury in August. However, a US arbitrator forced Fury to a third match with Wilder.
Now both are hoping they can win their next fights to set up the undisputed clash for early next year with both teams still keen to get the bout on.
“I watch all the boxing fights, every single one that happens I watch so of course I’m going to watch a heavyweight championship fight for sure,” Fury will be fighting Wilder on October 9 via BT Sport Box Office.
“Do I want him to win? Definitely.
“Because it doesn’t make much sense in me beating Usyk up.
“I’d much prefer to beat Joshua up, it’s a bigger fight and people want to see it more.”
Fury isn’t certain of the outcome for Joshua and Usyk’s fight this weekend.
Fury should not be. This is a well-balanced bout that could go either direction.
Whoever wins will mark this down as their best career victory to date.
If Joshua wins, it will put Fury back in the fray about who is the king.
It could be the visitor fighter.
Although Usyk is 34 years old, he is the outsider in the betting. However, he is the ex-undisputed cruiserweight king, an Olympic medallist, and unbeaten as a professional fighter.
He was able to win all four belts in the lower weight division while fighting in his opponent’s backyard. He doesn’t do away day blues.
Joshua will be three inches taller and a lot heavier than the Ukrainian.
This means Joshua will win, but for many, it is the most difficult fight in the British favourite’s history on paper.
And Fury agrees as he dismissed fears that Usyk will be too small for his rival by citing some other heavyweights who ruled the division who were a similar size.
Fury added: “He’s got a tough fight, you know? Usyk is no mug.
“People say to me, ‘He’s too small’ and this and that but the guy is bigger than Muhammad Ali, he’s bigger than Mike Tyson and he’s bigger than Evander Holyfield.
“All them guys, big, same size and the same weight. He’s definitely a good fighter. If he [Usyk] does [win] then he will cost us a few quid.
“Then again we have lost plenty of money in the past so it doesn’t really matter, does it? There’s plenty to go around.”