Former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. is not in favor of a full division unification between heavyweight champions Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
The plan for was for Fury and Anthony Joshua to unify their titles in the first quarter of 2022.
That scenario was derailed on Saturday night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, when Usyk outboxed Joshua over twelve rounds to capture the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles.
Fury is scheduled to defend the WBC title against Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Joshua is expected to exercise an immediate rematch clause, with a second encounter with Usyk being targeted for the early months of next year.
If Usyk wins again, and Fury is victorious next month, they will be in line to fight each other.
However, Jones would rather have them kept apart - citing a bad style matchup.
“I hope it don’t happen. Two boxers don’t make for the most entertaining fight. We gotta keep Usyk and Fury away from each other by any means necessary. We do not want to see that," Jones said.
"There should be a clause right now put into any contract: ‘Do not allow Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury to have a fight.’ We do not need that for boxing. This was an excellent fight [between Usyk and Joshua]. This is what boxing needs. We don’t need the other fights we’ve been getting.
"We need these kind of real fights. I would say, we hope Joshua takes the rematch. This was an awesome fight. We’d love to see an awesome fight like this again. That’d be better for us. We don’t want to see Usyk-Fury. We’ll see anybody else!"