Tension as Fury sends 1 big message to Deontay Wilder over WBC title

Tension as Fury sends 1 big message to Deontay Wilder over WBC title

Oluwatomiwa Babalola
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM

- Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are expected to face-off for the third time

- But the fight might not hold anymore as the Gypsy King saying the contract has expired

- Fury handed the Bronze Bomber his first career defeat last year after beating him in the seventh round

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Reigning WBC champion Tyson Fury is not interested in fighting Deontay Wilder for the third straight time.

The 32-year-old maintained his unbeaten run after demolishing his American opposition in the seventh round of their clash in February 2020.

After his defeat, the 35-year-old triggered the trilogy release clause in their contract in a bid to reclaim his belt.

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However, the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has forced them to postpone the bout on several occasions and Fury has made it clear that the clause had expired.

Tension as Tyson Fury sends 1 big message to Deontay Wilder over the WBC title fight
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder during their WBC heavyweight rematch at the MGM Grand Arena in February 2020. Photo by John W. McDonough /Sports Illustrated
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The Brits co-promoter, Bob Arum, explains that his fighter has explicitly vowed to never face Deontay Wilder for the third time.

According to Boxing Scenes, Wilder would be forced to seek redress in the law court in a bid to enforce his rematch clause. The two sides took part in mediation - and now it's up to the mediator to make a decision.

However, Arum cautions that Fury has no interest in facing Wilder regardless of what's decided by the mediator.

The reigning WBC champion was said to have been highly disappointed with Wilder's allegations after losing the belt about a year ago.

The Bronze Bomber accused Fury of loading his gloves for the rematch. He also claimed that drinking his water may have been spiked and even alleged that his former co-trainer, Mark Breland, was a double-agent. Arum told Barbershop Conversations:

“There’s no mediation. I mean, there has been over Christmas, and New Year, there was mediation. I don’t know, maybe the mediator will be able to solve the situation, but we got a real problem because Tyson Fury has said to me and the mediator, ‘Not today, not tomorrow, and not ever’ will he ever fight Wilder after what Wilder said to him.
“He [Fury] regards is not only as a slur against him but against the Gypsy nation.”

Fury's handlers are in serious negotiations to finalize a two-fight series with WBO, IBF, WBA, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. If a deal is reached, the first contest would take place in May or June.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Boxing promoter Bob Arum has disclosed that the date for the undisputed bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will be made public within two weeks.

The highly-anticipated showdown will soon be finalised according to the promoter as talks over the ‘Battle of Britain’ resumed in December.

It was gathered that negotiations are ongoing and Arum expects a date for the bout to be chosen as quickly as possible.

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