Tyson Fury Guarantees December Fight With Or Without Deontay Wilder
WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury insists he will fight in December regardless of whether or not Deontay Wilder is his next opponent.
The trilogy bout between Fury and Wilder was initially set to take place back in July. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a change in date. December 19 was the new date but once again a change has been made. Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum says the bout could happen sooner due to some pivotal NFL games taking place that weekend.
During an interview with talkSport, Fury made it clear that he intends to fight in December even if Wilder is unavailable.
“I’m supposed to be boxing on December 19 in Las Vegas against Deontay Wilder in the trilogy, but every two days I hear a different story; they’re trying to bring it forward a week or put it back a week, whatever. The one thing I want to announce to the world is I will be fighting in December, whether it’s Wilder in Las Vegas, or if it’s Joe Bloggs in England. I want to fight now! I’m ready to go today, tomorrow, next week or the next couple of months. I made it very clear that if we can’t fight in America I want to come back to the UK and do a homecoming.”
Fury’s last outing was the rematch with Wilder back on February 22. “The Gypsy King” scored a seventh-round TKO victory to capture the WBC Heavyweight Championship. It was the first loss in Wilder’s pro boxing career.
Fury has been calling for a title unification fight with WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua. “AJ” is expected to defend his gold against Kubrat Pulev on December 12.