WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have agreed to a third heavyweight bout between them.
The fight was booked after an arbitrator in the United Kingdom declared that Fury had to fight Wilder before he takes on anyone else.
The first one ended in a draw where Tyson Fury stunned the boxing fraternity by absorbing a Wilder haymaker, standing back up from down the canvas, and continuing the fight.
The second fight was an absolute Fury masterclass. The British boxer never let Wilder settle in their rematch. Fury kept Wilder on his toes throughout the entire bout, outboxed him, and handed Wilder his first loss of the professional career.
Neither of them has fought since then. The Brit is likely to be paid 60% of the purse, whereas Wiler will have 40%.
When will Fury fight Wilder?
According to ESPN, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will box on July 24.
Where is Fury vs Wilder 3 taking place?
Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena will host the Fury-Wilder boxing night.
Joshua frustrated with Fury
Just when the fans were looking forward to Fury’s lock horns against his British colleague and titleholder Anthony Joshua, Fury’s team confirmed that the boxer will have a trilogy showdown against Wilder first.
This upset Joshua who took it to social media to express his frustration.
“The world now sees you for the fraud you are. You’ve let boxing down! You lied to the fans and led them on. Used my name for clout, not a fight. Bring me any championship fighter who can handle their business correctly,” Joshua wrote on Twitter.
.@Tyson_Fury the world now sees you for the fraud you are.
You’ve let boxing down!
You lied to the fans and led them on. Used my name for clout not a fight.
Bring me any championship fighter who can handle their business correctly.
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) May 19, 2021
They were poised to fight twice, but the dates were not confirmed yet. They had signed an agreement on March 15.
On the other hand, Anthony Joshua has been ordered by the WBO to box former cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
The WBO has instructed camps of both boxers to negotiate an agreement within 10 days or else the sanctioned body will order a purse bid for the rights to stage the fight.
In case it goes to the purse bid, AJ will bag 80% of the bid and Usyk will get 20%. The WBO wrote: “Such calculation is based upon the average purse of each fighter’s last three bouts.”
The boxing body also stated that the minimum acceptable bid will be $1 million.
The WBO turned down the request of Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, seeking an extension for the confirmation of a Joshua-Tyson Fury fight proposed for this summer.
The WBO had asked the promoter to submit a solid reason within two days why should the Joshua-Usyk fight not be fixed.
If Fury and Joshua both succeed in their respective fights, it is highly likely that they will lock horns against each other to see which Brit will become the unified heavyweight champion.