Usyk: "All four belts might end up in the same hands of one person. It might be a once in a lifetime opportunity. We should all talk and communicate for that to happen because it is a really big event."
Ukranian heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk has revealed that he believes Tyson Fury has all the 'tools and assets' to defeat Anthony Joshua in an undisputed heavyweight title clash in 2021.
The 33-year-old is currently the WBO mandatory challenger for Joshua's heavyweight belt, and is keen on enforcing his status to work his way into world title contention in the new calendar year.
However the southpaw remains keen on allowing for the fight between Joshua and Fury, and acknowledges his role in negotiations for history to be made and for the clash to take place.
He told The Sun: "I should say that Tyson Fury is an unpredictable boxer. He has the right mentality and the boxing skills required [to beat Joshua], but it is boxing so I can’t predict what would happen and how such a fight would end. But we will have to wait and see and I would be sure to watch.
Addressing Joshua's recent victory over Kubrat Pulev, he said: "I personally thought the fight would end somewhere around round six or seven, but they held out nine rounds. I think that if Anthony didn’t end the fight in round three [when dropped Pulev twice] - either he couldn’t or he just didn’t want to.
"All four belts might end up in the same hands of one person. It might be a once in a lifetime opportunity. We should all talk and communicate for that to happen because it is a really big event."
Usyk has been involved in opening negotiations to resolve his situation as WBO challenger after victory over Dereck Chisora, but he has reportedly been offered a step-aside deal in order to keep the talks between Joshua and Fury on track in the coming weeks.