The Englishman granted an interview in which he assures that this fight will not take place. His promoter says that if he wants to box he will do so in England in December.
The short and medium-term future in heavyweights is unclear. Something was cleared up in late August when Alexander Povetkin knocked out Dillian Whyte. The Englishman claimed his place and threatened to delay Joshua vs. Fury, the match that all fans crave. Although in November he will have his revenge, it seems that he leaves the equation. The road map seemed clearly drawn. Joshua will face Pulev on December 12 (not confirmed yet) and the trilogy between Fury and Wilder would be on December 19. For the moment those plans will not be like this.
The first part seems to be fulfilled, but the second will not. At least it seems that way lately. A few days ago, different English media pointed out that the contract for the third fight had expired. Faced with these rumors, one of the American’s handlers said it was false news. This Sunday, Tyson Fury gave truth to the rumors. In an interview on The Athletic, the champion assured that the deadline to set a date ended on Friday.
“I really wanted to crush him again. A quick and easy fight, but Wilder and his team were playing with the date. He really does not want to fight me. They know how it ends,” said the Englishman. The problem with the first set date had been clarified by Bob Arum. The television that has its rights in the United States (ESPN) has five college football games that day, so it would have to be moved … but “there are no free dates”, Arum argues.
Wilder is out of the equation and the veteran promoter has been clear with his future plans for his mentee. ” That he fight is up to Tyson. We cannot fight Wilder this year and if he wants to keep busy we will find something for him. He should fight in December in the UK and then we will prepare for the match he wants against in the opening or May. Joshua, “Arum concluded. His words leave no doubt. We will have to wait to know if the contractual issues are true because from Wilder’s team they warned: “He will not stop until he recovers his belt.” Just in case Óscar Rivas, Agit Kabayel, or Efe Ajagba begin to win integers to face Fury. The offices are fuming.