Bob Arum: Tyson Fury Has Said To Me He Will Never Fight Deontay Wilder Again
Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum doesn’t expect Tyson Fury to have a trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder.
Fury and Wilder have shared the ring twice. In their first encounter back in December 2018, Fury and Wilder went to a split draw. The two did battle once again in February 2020. This time, Fury scored the seventh-round TKO win to become the WBC and The Ring Heavyweight Champion.
Since that time, Wilder has hurled cheating accusations towards “The Gypsy King.” Wilder has accused Fury of loading his gloves with an egg weight. “The Bronze Bomber” has also threatened legal action as he believes his rematch clause is still in effect, while Fury’s team insists the clause expired.
During a chat on Barbershop Conversations, Arum said that Fury has told him that he will never fight Wilder again (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“There’s no mediation. I mean, there has been over Christmas, and New Year, there was mediation. I don’t know, maybe the mediator will be able to solve the situation, but we got a real problem because Tyson Fury has said to me and the mediator, ‘Not today, not tomorrow, and not ever’ will he ever fight Wilder after what Wilder said to him.
“He [Fury] regards it not only as a slur against him but against the Gypsy nation.”
Fury has been calling to fight WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua next. The two have already agreed in principle to fight. The question remains, where will they fight, and can the final details be hammered out? There’s also the issue of Oleksandr Usyk’s mandatory WBO challenger status.