Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder trilogy could be back on with talks ‘reopening’
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder could face off for a third and final time in early 2021.
The current and former WBC heavyweight world champions went head-to-head in both December 2018 and February 2020, with the Gypsy King winning comfortably following a controversial draw.
Although a third fight was on the cards earlier this year, Fury and his team alleged that the clause held by Wilder had expired, but it was argued that the COVID-19 pandemic caused the delay.
Fury has since scrapped plans to fight an unnamed opponent at the Royal Albert Hall on December 5 – which could pave the way for Wilder’s redemption attempt.
The Mail have reported that a third bout could take place in the US in early spring as the boxers await the decision of a retired judge on the aforementioned disagreement.
That meeting would likely delay Fury’s two planned fights with Anthony Joshua in 2021, with the former Olympian taking on mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12.
Joshua could then be made to take on Oleksandr Usyk in the meantime, with Eddie Hearn hopeful that his man will take on Fury at least once in the UK over the next year.
He said: “Really for Anthony Joshua the focus should be on Kubrat Pulev on December 12, and if Anthony Joshua get’s through that I’m almost certain we see two fights with Tyson Fury next year for the undisputed championship.
“That’s great for the sport of boxing and everyone wants that fight – two British world heavyweight champions and the winner is the absolute king of the division. It’s important we make that fight, but first thing is first by keeping the eye on the prize, which is Kubrat Pulev.”
When asked about the potential venue for the Joshua vs Fury, he added: “It hasn’t really been discussed as far as venue. We’ve had a number of approaches from different territories.
“Plus with Covid we just don’t know where we are going to be. I think at least one of the fights must take place in the UK, to be honest with you.
“Having said this, it’s difficult because a lot of foreign governments have budgets to bring major sporting events to their territories. We saw it when AJ boxed Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia for example.
“But Britain doesn’t have that. But what we can do is sell a huge number of tickets in the UK, but financially a fight in Britain doesn’t compare to a fight, let’s say, in the Middle East.
“So ultimately we will get all the offers in and we will then present them to the fighters and their teams.
“Both fighters, I think, will love to fight in the UK but we won’t and can’t ignore what comes in and I’ll be presenting them to both fighters and they make their decisions.”
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