Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who co-promotes WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, believes that the 'Gypsy King' has several alternative options in the event Anthony Joshua is defeated next month.

Joshua will defend the WBA, IBF, IBO, WBO heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk on September 25.

Fury is back the following month, on October 9, in a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.

Should Fury and Joshua both prevail, they will fall in line to collide in a full division unification in the first half of 2022.

Arum does give Usyk a realistic shot of upsetting the odds when he faces Joshua.

If that should happen, Arum will pursue other options for Fury. The backup scenario would see Fury make a defense of his world title in the United States. 

"There are a lot of good heavyweights that we could fight," Arum told Sky Sports.

"Tyson, because of his personality, has really appealed to the American audience and is such a big favorite in the US. He is larger than life, he is a straight talker, and people in the States love him. We would do a fight for Tyson in the US while Joshua and Usyk finish their business [in a rematch]."

It was Arum who broke the news that Usyk was being prepared by his amateur trainer, Anatoly Lomachenko, who is the father and trainer of Vasiliy Lomachenko.

Although the outcome would cost him money, Arum is hoping Usyk pulls off the win.

"Usyk is a friend of mine because he is Vasiliy Lomachenko's friend," said Arum. "He is a terrific guy, funny, articulate and smart. It is against my economic interest, but I will be rooting for him in the fight! I just can't help myself."