Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum said that the ruling would be honoured, and Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas has been reserved for July 24.
Arum told ESPN: “We’re not paying Wilder to step aside. It’s better to get rid of him and go about our business. We can make the Fury-Joshua fight for November or December.”
Joshua could now end up facing WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk in a heavyweight title bout this summer.
And the 31-year-old has hit out at Fury on social media, brandishing him a fraud and claiming that he has “let boxing down”.
Tagging Fury in the tweet, he wrote: “The world now sees you for the fraud you are.
“You’ve let boxing down! You lied to the fans and led them on. Used my name for clout not a fight.
“Bring me any championship fighter who can handle their business correctly.”
That then sparked a social media exchange between the pair, with Fury offering to take on Joshua in a bare knuckle fight this weekend for 20 million each.
Joshua rejected the offer, saying: “I’ll slap your bald head & you’ll do nothing! Waste man.”
The back and forth then continued, with Fury labelling Joshua a “dosser” before adding: “I’ll smoke Wilder first then you will get yours as well.”
As of last night, Joshua was given 48 hours to prove that his fight against Fury could go ahead before a bout against Usyk is ordered – so we’ll likely hear plenty more updates over the coming days.
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