Anthony Joshua promises to do everything in his power to make a full division unification with countryman Tyson Fury.
Joshua must first overcome his defense of the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk, which takes place on September 25 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
And Fury has a task of his own, when he defends the WBC world title against Deontay Wilder on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Fury and Joshua were hoping to face each other on a date in August, but an arbitrator ordered Fury to honor an immediate rematch clause that was owed to Wilder.
“We were meant to have fought by now and here we are talking about it,’ Joshua told the Daily Mail.
“But it will happen. I know what people are saying about boxing politics, but I’ll promise before the end of my career I will have done everything in my power to fight Tyson Fury.
“We saw it with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao (not fighting until they were beyond their primes) but that was a superstar fight.
“Me and Fury is streets, two warriors, two fighters who have come from the amateur system in the UK, and have taken the world by storm. We’ll get it on in Britain.
“Don’t worry about age, boxing politics, don’t worry about the American dollar. This is a British UK fight which can happen at Wembley, Tottenham, the O2, York Hall.
“I look at it less as a mega-fight for the world and more from the point of view that we are guys who first met in Finchley ABC. It is a grassroots fight.”