Nigeria born British World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has been ordered to fight Russia, Alexander Povetkin in a mandatory title defence in September.
Although, the contest is not yet inked for September, it been a week since the World Boxing Association ordered a mandatory fight between Joshua and Povetkin to be signed and a fresh ultimatum has been issued.
This completely contradicts a decision to break off from talks with Deontay Wilder for a massive undisputed unification clash worth upwards of $100m to the current heavyweight king.
Reports said Joshua is unhappy with the way Wilder talks were ended by promoter Eddie Hearn, who sought the help of WBA President Gilberto Mendoza to push through a mandatory fight with Povetkin.
Joshua has since taken a huge amount of stick in the media after the Wilder bout fell apart and he is considering his next move ahead of an expected Povetkin announcement for September 22 at Wembley.
With a Povetkin fight still set to go ahead as of today, Joshua could take a stand and order his team to make the Wilder fight happen for next year after missing out on a fortune in purse and Pay-Per-View revenue.