WBC and the lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has told The Athletic that he will not wait for a new date to be scheduled for the trilogy with Deontay Wilder.
Fury was supposed to face the American for a third time on December 19, but negotiations fell off and a new date had to be arranged. Initially, the fight had to take palce in the summer, but hte coronavirus pandemic and Wilder’s injury he claimed he had postponed the fight.
The problem with the bout is that it must have fans in order for the pair to be financily compencated, but as of this moment, there aren’t many places in the US that allow more than 50% capacity.
“I was looking forward to smashing Wilder again. A quick and easy fight,” Fury said. “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.”
“They asked me if I would agree to push it to December. I agreed to Dec. 19,” Fury said. “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,” Fury said. “And before the end of 2021, I will be the only man on this earth with a heavyweight championship belt.”
“The Gypsy King” is talking, of course, about a unification fight with Anthony Joshua, the otherheavyweight king. The much anticipated fight between the two Brits is by far the most important clash in the last 20-something years.
As of Fury, he will look to return to the ring in a non-title match this year. Frank Warren announced that there will be a show in London on December 5 and chances are Fury will fight someone there.