Bob Arum Claims There’s No Legal Recourse For Deontay Wilder

Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum says Deontay Wilder won’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to a legal case if his trilogy bout with Tyson Fury falls apart.

The status of Fury vs. Wilder III appears to be murky at best. While the matchup was scheduled to take place back in July, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to that plan. The two were rescheduled for a clash on December 19 but once again that plan changed. This was the final straw for Fury, who claims he has “moved on” from the trilogy bout.

Speaking to BoxingScene.com, Arum said that if Fury does indeed move on, then Wilder won’t have legal recourse.

“There’s definitely no legal recourse for them. Are they gonna complain? Sure. You’ve gotta understand, the reason there was this very certain window for the rematch, that some people might say was a small window, is that it was negotiated by both sides. And as I recall it, they thought they were gonna win, so they wanted as small a window as possible to get rid of the third fight, so they would go on and not be burdened. So, it wasn’t like we insisted that the window be very small to do the third fight, because we didn’t know we were gonna win the fight.”

There has been talk of Fury competing on a December 5 card in London, England. Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren wants to book Fury against a top-15 heavyweight in the WBC rankings. The fight would take place inside the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

Time will tell if Fury will indeed fight someone other than Wilder next. Names such as Agit Kabayel have popped up for Fury’s next opponent. “The Gypsy King” has agreed in principle to a title unification bout against WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua.

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