The trilogy fight between rivals Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is apparently finalized and has a date. Top Rank CEO and Fury’s promoter Bob Arum recently announced that the clash will happen on July 24 in Las Vegas.
Both the heavyweights are expected to sign the agreement soon. With the purse of the bout reported to be split 60-40 in Fury’s favor.
Arum said, Will it be any different from the last fight?. “Who knows? Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. What am I gonna say? Based on the last fight, it should be a relatively easy fight for Fury. But you know in boxing, particularly with the heavyweights. This next fight could turn out different.
Fury stopped Wilder in seven rounds in February 2020 to become WBC world heavyweight champion. 14 months on from when the pair shared a thrilling draw in a first meeting. A third fight was slated for 2020 but delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tyson Fury VS Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight was scheduled to take place on August 14 in Saudi Arabia. But just a day after the fight was finalized, an arbitrator ruled in Wilder’s favor. Ordering Fury to contractually fulfill a third meeting with the Bronze Bomber before September 15, 2021.
With Fury now set to fight Wilder, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn says he has had to switch to “plan B” which could mean facing the WBO mandatory, Oleksandr Usyk.
Arum believes a showdown between Fury and Joshua could be arranged for “in the winter” if they win their respective fights this summer.
Joshua holds the WBO, WBA, and IBF belts, meaning a bout with Fury would have been the first at heavyweight for all four world titles.
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