The status of Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III is up in the air, depending on who you believe.
Many have anticipated a trilogy fight between Fury and Wilder for the WBC Heavyweight Championship. The third encounter was supposed to take place back in July but the COVID-19 pandemic forced a change in plans. Top Rank Boxing had plans of having the event take place on December 19 inside Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Once again, that date isn’t feasible due to pivotal NFL games happening that weekend.
A report from Daily Mail claims that the trilogy bout is now off. The report claims that Wilder’s rematch clause has expired. It was also said that sources from both sides confirmed the news and that Fury will have a tune-up bout in December before fighting Anthony Joshua.
World Boxing News reached out to Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, to get the scoop on what’s really going on. Finkel denies the report from Daily Mail.
“It’s simply not true (that the contract has expired). Deontay Wilder is fighting Tyson Fury in December. We are working on the fight.”
Fury and Wilder first collided back in December 2018. The two fought to a split draw. In their February 22 rematch, “The Gypsy King” stopped Wilder in the seventh round via TKO. Wilder’s cornerman, Mark Breland, threw in the towel. Wilder has dropped Breland from his training camp.
We will keep you posted on the latest updates regarding Fury vs. Wilder III as more information becomes available.