There is a huge development in the trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
The score between Fury and Wilder is 1-0-1. In their first encounter back in December 2018, Fury and Wilder fought to a split draw. “The Gypsy King” stopped “The Bronze Bomber” via seventh-round TKO in the rematch to capture the WBC Heavyweight Title. While the victory was decisive for Fury, Wilder is exercising his clause for a trilogy fight.
Speaking to ESPN, Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum laid out the plan for Fury vs. Wilder III. He is eyeing a December 19 date inside Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“That’s what we’re moving ahead on, on all fronts, with the security, with the virus, and everything,” Arum said. “We’re talking with everybody here in town, with the Raiders. So we’re optimistic that we’ll be able to do the event in Nevada, in Las Vegas.”
Many have been clamoring for a title unification fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua. At the moment, Joshua holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles. He’s due for a title defense against Kubrat Pulev on December 12.
Wilder was undefeated before Fury stopped him back in February. “The Bronze Bomber” had 10 successful WBC Heavyweight Title defenses. During his reign, he had beaten the likes of Luis Ortiz and Bermane Stiverne.
As for Fury, he captured the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles by defeating Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015. Fury ended up losing his titles after being inactive for over two years. He remains in his winning ways and is a champion once again. Time will tell if he can handle business against Wilder one more time to maintain his hold on the WBC gold.