Tyson Fury is done waiting on Deontay Wilder and expects a return date of December 5!
Word has been running rampant that a trilogy between WBC World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) and the man he took the title from, Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs), is in danger of not only happening during December, but being outright abandoned.
But alas, it looks where there’s smoke, there’s fire! During an exclusive interview with The Athletic, Fury is now claiming he plans to eschew the trilogy with Wilder.
Originally planned to take place in July, then October, before it looked like all parties settled it to happen to close out the year. But as Fury explained, he and his camp became frustrated with the process. According to him, nothing became finalized as the deadline to reschedule the fight expired on October 9.
“I was looking forward to smashing Wilder again. A quick and easy fight. But Wilder and his team were messing around with the date. They don’t really want to fight the lineal heavyweight champion.
“They know how it ends. The world knows how it will end: with Wilder on his ass again!
“Then they asked me if I would agree to push it to December. I agreed to Dec. 19. Then they tried to change the date again into next year. I’ve been training. I’m ready. When they tried moving off Dec. 19 and pushing to next year, enough was enough. I’ve moved on.
“I am the best fighter in the world. The lineal heavyweight champion. The two-time Ring magazine heavyweight champion. The WBC heavyweight champion.
“And before the end of 2021, I will be the only man on this earth with a heavyweight championship belt.”
WHAT’S FURY’S NEXT MOVE?
The Gypsy King says for the immediate future, he’s looking to have his next bout on home turf in England against an opponent TBD on December 5.
Ultimately what this decision by Fury does is clear the path for a unification fight against IBF/WBO/WBA “Super” World Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs). In June of this year, both Fury and Joshua agreed to terms on a two-fight deal that’s set to take place in 2021.
Now nothing is official and we’ve yet to hear from neither Wilder nor his reps since Fury’s declaration. But for the time being, Fury-Wilder III is not happening anytime soon. Stay tuned to 3KingsBoxing for further updates on this developing story.
*For the record, despite his claims otherwise, Tyson Fury is technically NOT the Lineal Heavyweight Champion.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.