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WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua had appeared set for a unification showdown with fellow Briton Fury, the WBC title-holder, before a United States arbitrator in May ordered the latter to have a third bout against Deontay Wilder.

Joshua had seemed on course for a blockbuster all-British showdown against Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia in August but the bout was scuppered when a United States arbitrator ordered the WBC champion to take on Deontay Wilder again.

Yet ‘The Gypsy King’ maintains it will not be a traditional MMA bout, instead offering Ngannou the chance to box him inside the Octagon whilst wearing four ounce gloves.

Wilder and the Gypsy King are going to meet for a third time after a judge ruled on the legitimacy at the American’s right to a rematch following his brutal defeat in Las Vegas back in February 2020.

Carty, who boxes out of the southpaw stance, is expected to ‘emulate Oleksandr Usyk’ throughout Joshua’s training camp, after joining up with AJ’s team following his successful professional boxing debut last month.

Joshua’s fight against the dangerous Ukranian has not been officially announced but a deal is expected shortly, with Hearn still in dialogue with Usyk’s team K2 Promotions, but he revealed that “all the terms are agreed” with just a few small details to be thrashed out