Fight Talk: Should Anthony Joshua step aside for Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk?

In this week's Fight Talk, we discuss whether Anthony Joshua should step aside to allow Tyson and Oleksandr Usyk to fight for all of the belts, and react to the news that Tommy and Jake Paul's fight has been called off. We ask who is the best lightweight in the world and look at Anthony Yarde's win over Lyndon Arthur.

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Britain ruled the division last year.

Joshua held four titles, while Tyson Fury held the WBC. The biggest fight this country has ever seen was firmly on the cards.

Joshua was going to defend his belt against Usyk, instead of facing off against Fury.

Joshua's points loss to Usyk completely changed the landscape of the heavyweights.

We may still get a historic undisputed fight for all four belts.

Joshua will need to step aside for the sake of the sport if Saudi Arabia wants to host the fight in 2022.

Why would he do that? Eddie Hearn thinks there are 40 million reasons.

A million would be enough for step- aside money, according to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. If you want him to not fight Usyk, you have to do it by 40.

It makes sense for Joshua to face Usyk next and then face the winner, according to Fury.

"I would prefer him to let me fight Usyk because I think Joshua will lose the fight and that's why I want him to let me fight him," he said.

Frank Warren gave Joshua until the end of this week to make a decision.

If that doesn't happen, we will make a UK fight for Tyson in March and that could be Dillian, Joe Joyce or anyone else that Tyson decides upon," he said.

It seems that the Londoner is the most likely opponent for Fury, while Joyce will be a straightforward fight to make, since they are both with Queensbury.

What should Joshua do?

It's Joshua who is making the decisions. We always get plenty to talk about in the division.

Reaction to reports that Paul-Fury is off.

The fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury in Miami on December 18th has been called off due to a broken rib and chest infections.

The fight between a boxer and a former Love Island contestant had already divided opinion.

The cancellation has renewed the debate on whether it is good for boxing.

The two fighters were on social media. The build-up to the fight was not good and last month's press conference caused a stir in the boxing world.

Tyson and dad John were on the other side of the phone as their camp traded words with the other side.

Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn said some words from John were "tasteless" and "disgusting".

Jake Paul has almost 18 million followers on his social media accounts. Tyson was going to be in his corner.

The feeling is that this isn't the last we'll hear of the fight between Paul and Tyson.

Who is the best lightweight boxer?

Is there a better weight class in boxing than the lightweight division?

After George Kambosos Jr stunned Teofimo Lopez in November, it was time for the rest of the class to see what they were made of.

On Saturday, Haney won the title of World Boxing Council champion by beating JoJo Diaz on points in Las Vegas.

The two agreed to an undisputed clash, with promoter Hearn saying it could happen in May.

The WBC's controversial franchise belt could be ended by a Kambosos Jr v Haney clash.

The governing body elevated the franchise champion to the position when Vasiliy was still in charge of the division. The interim champion was elevated to full title status.

Kambosos Jr holds the franchise title after his win, and Lopez won the belt when he beat Lomachenko.

Are we still with them? The number of governing bodies and world titles in boxing can be difficult to comprehend for casual and new fans of the sport, and the addition of the franchise belt only added to the confusion.

Should he beat Kambosos Jr, Haney wants no part of the franchise title.

Davis win did not impress the man.

Gervonta Davis defended his title in a unanimous decision win over Cruz in Los Angeles on Saturday night, the second titleholder in the lightweight division to do so.

Davis said he injured his hand during the contest, but his performance did not impress his opponent.

One defeat shouldn't diminish Lopez Jr's credentials either, as he will face Richard Commey on Saturday, while future hall of famer Vasyl Lomachenko makes his return to the ring on the same day.

We hope that in the year of 2022, we will find out who is the king of the 135lb division.

Yarde is back in the mix.

Anthony Yarde avenged his loss to Lyndon Arthur with a fourth-round knockout at the Copper Box Arena in London.

Yarde had a point to prove after losing to Arthur last year. The manner in which he won the second match impressed those in the sport.

Yarde was stopped by Russia's Sergey Kovalev in the WBO belt. Yarde could face the winner of the Joe Smith Jr and Britain's Callum Smith Jr match in New York on January 15.