Bob Arum Feels Wilder’s Manager Failed To Read Contract For Fury Trilogy
Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum isn’t convinced that Deontay Wilder’s manager read the contract for a trilogy bout with Tyson Fury.
Wilder vs. Fury III was expected to take place this year. At first, the fight was booked for June but the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to that plan. It was then rescheduled for December 19. Once that date wasn’t feasible, Fury grew frustrated and moved on.
While Fury has his sights set on a December 5 date in London, Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel insists the fight is still on. Arum has said that Wilder’s team has no legal recourse because the trilogy fight window has expired.
During an interview with iFL TV, Arum expressed his belief that Finkel didn’t even read the contract (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“Fury has Robert Davis as his lawyer in the UK. He’s read the contract. The contract has expired. It’s clear. Shelly can say what he wants. You know the thing that’s crazy about it is, the last time I talked to Shelly Finkel was the night of the fight after Wilder had been beaten.
“And I haven’t talked to him since. Shelly hides in the bushes and then when something that he sees as being averse to his fighter or himself happens, then he comes out and makes statements. I am sure, I am absolutely sure, not knowing, but I think Shelly Finkel has never read the contract.”
Queensberry Promotions head honcho Frank Warren is looking to book Fury against a top 15 heavyweight in the WBC rankings. The frontrunners are Agit Kabayel and Carlos Takam. The WBC Title fight will most likely be held inside the Royal Albert Hall.