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The power of shot that Oleksandr Usyk took from Anthony Joshua might be a cause of concern for Tyson Fury, if the two heavyweights do manage to arrange a fight.

Next up for the undefeated former cruiserweight world champion should be Fury, in order to decide who is the undisputed best heavyweight in the world.

Whilst most would have the British boxer as the favourite, due to his size if nothing else, there is a warning to the Gypsy King in the form of a clip from last weekend’s fight.

In the 10th round, Usyk took a big right hand straight to his face but he just got on with it, going on to win the round on all three judges scorecards.

The 35-year-old will be hoping that Fury comes out of retirement, having decided to step away from the sport roughly 46 times since his win over Dillian Whyte back in April.

It was inevitable however that Usyk vs Joshua II was always going to bring the prospect of an unification fight back around, no matter who won.

Usyk with all his belts. Image: AlamyThe WBC champion has told Usyk and his team that they have seven days to come up with the money to get everything sorted, otherwise he’s staying in retirement.

As far as landing a big shot against the Ukrainian, his opponent wasn’t the only one that Joshua hit in the face in Saudi Arabia.

The 2012 Olympic gold medalist essentially punched himself right in the mush with his embarrassing post fight rant, which he seemed very embarrassed by the following day, as he apologised in a press conference.