Tyson Fury’s team are apparently trying to convince Deontay Wilder to change his mind on the proposed third fight with Fury so that their fighter can take on Anthony Joshua sooner than first expected.
After Fury’s dominant display against Wilder in the pairs second fight, there has been much anticipation over a fight between Britain’s best two heavyweight boxers.
However, since the fight, Wilder has exercised a right in his contract to fight Fury again before Joshua, with the third fight between the two scheduled for July.
However, with what’s going on in the world right now, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the sporting calendar this year is in tatters, meaning the fight will most likely be pushed back, with October looking like the most likely date.
This means that any possible fight between Fury and Joshua wouldn’t take place until next year at the earliest, with the rumours that were doing the rounds after Fury’s second fight with Wilder suggesting that a Fury v Joshua fight could’ve happened in either November or December.
According to The Metro, Fury’s promotional team, including Frank Warren and Bob Arum, want their fighter to be released from the contract which states he is obliged to fight Wilder again.
It is rumoured that Fury is more interested in a unification fight with Joshua rather than completing a trilogy of fights with Wilder.
Joshua, himself, is also having to fight his IBF mandatory opponent Kubrat Pulev in June but again is likely to be pushed back due to the coronavirus.
However, the good news is that Arum also promotes Pulev and he is hopeful that he can convince the Bulgarian to totally step aside from his fight with Joshua, meaning space would free up for Joshua to take on Fury later this year if Wilder also changes his mind on the third fight.
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