Dubois stands in the way of Joshua’s coveted bout with winner of Tyson Fury vs Usyk fight

Dubois stands in the way of Joshua’s coveted bout with winner of Tyson Fury vs Usyk fight

Former world champion Anthony Joshua is in line to fight the winner between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight title.

Usyk shared 12 classic rounds with Fury on May 18 in Saudi Arabia to claim all four WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO belts.

And they are preparing to rematch on December 21 back in Riyadh in what Saudi boxing kingmaker Turki Alalshikh hopes will be for all the titles again.

So AJ will instead return in September at Wembley with Daniel Dubois - fresh off a big win over Filip Hrgovic - the frontrunner for the stadium bout.

Dubois, 26, is expected to defend his IBF 'interim' belt and mandatory status for the full title now owned by Usyk, 37.

So the winner between Dubois and Joshua, 34, will be next in line for the belts with the WBC, WBA, and WBO, behind in the queue.

And promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed to SunSport that a trilogy fight between Fury and Usyk - even if the score is levelled - is unlikely.

So it would clear the path for Joshua to challenge the victor for the belts if he beats whoever welcomes him back to Britain later in the year.

He said: "I expect the winner of the December fight to fight Anthony Joshua if he wins in September.

"There's no decision yet made on the opponent, there's three or four in the mix. But yeah, that's the absolute plan.

Hearn claims a collision with rival Tyson Fury could be worth a whopping £200million.

"The priority is to regain the world heavyweight title and undisputed's always been the dream.

"So I think we're two fights away from becoming undisputed. But, we've got to win them."

Standing in Joshua's way first will be Dubois, who has vowed to "demolish" his fellow Brit.

'I'll demolish Joshua'

He said: "That's what I've been hearing [that Joshua could be next], so let's see.

"[Being world champion] is a dream.

"From challenging for the world title to getting the chance to win the damn thing outright, that's what I want.

"I'll demolish Joshua. I'll get even better from here."

AJ will not take his compatriot likely and has said: "I've got to pick them off one by one. It's not going to be easy, but that's my mentality. So come one, come all’’.