If you need to know about Wilder vs Fury 3 Fight Specific news, The Gypsy King’s win led to calls for him to face British superstar Anthony Joshua next. But that match was put on the back burner with Wilder is invoking his right to have a third clash with Fury.
The trilogy fight between WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and rival Deontay Wilder will move forward — not in July as planned. Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum told ESPN on Tuesday that they were anticipating a heavyweight bout in the fall due to the global coronavirus pandemic, with a delay from the expected date of July 18.
Wilder took advantage of his contractual capacity as a loser of their February rematch to launch a third fight after being defeated by Fury before his corner was thrown in the towel to bring an end to the seventh round.
Subsequently, he blamed the loss on the weight of the elaborate costume he wore to the ring while saying that he would take advantage of the guaranteed rematch clause.
The third fight between the two — after Fury’s victory in February and their December 2018 majority draw — was scheduled for July 18 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. With casinos in Las Vegas shut down because of the virus and no clear picture of when the world will return to healthy enough to host the festival, Arum said it makes no sense to continue as if all was on track.
In fact, travel limitations mean that Fury’s English compatriots are unlikely to be able to fight in the United States.
“You could not assure the fighters that the event would take place on that day. We could not persuade them or ourselves,” Arum told ESPN. “Where were they going to prepare for it? It just didn’t make much sense. You’ve just got to take a step back. How are you going to sell tickets? It’s utterly ludicrous to say that the war is going on because the British can’t even get there.”
Arum said that the war is more likely to be in October, meaning that the world returns to a state where sporting activities are taking place as usual again. This will almost definitely be the final nail in the coffin of the possibility of seeing the winner of the Battle of Anthony Joshua decide a single Heavyweight World Champion.