Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder trilogy fight is off: 'I've moved on'

Tanya Simon
October 16, 2020

That December 19th date is also on a weekend where the Raiders aren't playing a home game in the stadium, as they are the previous two weekends.

A PBC source repeated to Big Fight Weekend recently that there was "absolutely no chance" that Wilder was going to step-aside and not take the $30 million guaranteed pay day for a third fight with Fury and attempt to get his title back.

Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder III is now looking like it won't happen, perhaps ever, but at least not anytime soon.

Joshua will have to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 before he can fight Fury.

The Gypsy King claimed organisers failed to deliver a date for the event in 2020 and he is now free to deliver an all-British heavyweight unification showdown with Anthony Joshua next year. They are reportedly set to meet on December 12.

The pair first fought to a dramatic draw in 2018, in which the "Bronze Bomber" twice knocked him down, but Fury - who beat the count on both occasions - was otherwise on top for much of the bout. If that does not work out, Fury will most likely fight in December 2020.

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The Englishman's last four fights, including both of his clashes with Wilder, took place in the United States.

"We want two fights in 2021". Finkel says that Wilder is now training and getting prepared for his next bout. So it's weird to think Tyson Fury would run out of opponents, especially when he has desired to unify the world heavyweight titles by going against Anthony Joshua.

Wilder further followed up in the aftermath of the fight saying that he had instructed Breland and his other longtime trainer, Jay Deas, that they were never to stop any fight of his, under any circumstance, if he was still upright and able to throw punches.

Top Rank boss Arum previously told ESPN he expected the third Wilder fight would be pushed back into next year.

Scott has been working with Wilder's camp for the last couple of years, including as a sparring partner.

After Fury defeated Wilder back on February 22, it was widely reported that there was an agreement for them to meet again in a trilogy bout later on in 2020.

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