WBO sets 48 hours for proof of Joshua-Fury deal

The World Boxing Organisation has sent promoter Eddie Hearn a ‘Show Cause’ notice, meaning proof of a showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury must be presented within 48 hours.

Should verifiable proof not be presented within the specified time period, unified champion Joshua will be ordered to face WBO number-one contender Oleksandr Usyk next.

“It is hereby ordered to “Show Cause” within the next 48 hours upon issuance of this order as to why the WBO World Championship Committee shall not order the commencement of negotiations between Mandatory Challenger Oleksandr Usyk and WBO Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua immediately,” A letter to Hearn from the WBO stated.

“Be advised that failure to comply with this order will constitute a waiver of all rights hereunder and with the Committee proceeding accordingly without a further summons and/or hearing.”