Will We Actually See Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury III?
The road to undisputed is still on, even if there have been some setbacks along the way. With a trilogy fight approaching, all eyes will be on it to see if it will actually happen.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are expected to fight one another sometime in December. Originally meant for the summer, the fight kept on getting moved to October, and a combination of November or December. Several factors have delayed the process; the coronavirus and Wilder’s biceps surgery. With the idea of Fury potentially facing interim WBC Heavyweight Champion Dillian Whyte and then Anthony Joshua, could Wilder be left behind?
Earlier reports had Kubrat Pulev (facing Joshua) and Wilder standing aside for Fury and Joshua to face off against one another. Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel cleared the air once and for all with World Boxing News regarding that rumor.
“If I didn’t consider you a friend, I wouldn’t even answer this question,” Finkel stated. “I wouldn’t respond to the question as I have answered this before. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are fighting. That’s it.”
Back in 2018, Wilder (42-1-1) and Fury (30-0-1) fought to a split decision draw. The fight saw Wilder knock down Fury in the twelfth but the “Gypsy King” got back up. In the February rematch, Fury chased after Wilder and knocked him down twice. The lineal heavyweight champion had Wilder bleeding by the ears while the latter did not showcase the classic power he normally displays. In the end, Wilder’s corner threw in the towel, awarding Fury the WBC Heavyweight Championship.
As of now, the fight will go on as planned! Due to the coronavirus, it is unknown when the bout would take place. Bob Arum and other boxing brass are hoping for fans to be able to be in seats for the fight. Stay tuned, as more information should be revealed.