The World Boxing Council’s President Mauricio Sulaiman has given the green light for a third fight between the heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and the former ruler Deontay Wilder.
The Brit and the American fought each other two times – once in 2018 and the rematch in 2020. The initial fight ended in a controversial draw, but “The Gypsy King” demolished Wilder in the second fight and captured the green and golden belt.
As you already know, a few days ago Wilder won his civil case where an arbitration court ordered a third fight between him and Tyson. That means the much anticipated undisputed fight between the unified heavyweight king Anthony Joshua and his fellow countryman will probably be moved over for 2022.
Sulaiman said that WBC will order and sanction a third fight in which Fury will be putting his belt on the line.
“Yes, we will sanction Fury v Wilder on request,” he told the Daily Mail.
“We are on board with Tyson and Anthony Joshua for the undisputed title but a fight between our distinguished current and former heavyweight champions is also an outstanding event.”
The decision from mediating judge Daniel Feinstein means Fury is required to fight Wilder again by 15 September. The date which is currently being mooted is 24 July at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, a venue that can hold up to 65,000 fans.
Both Fury and Wilder have been inactive since their clash 15 months ago, largely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.