Tyson Fury would now return to fight in February or March and possibly Deontay Wilder in the United States, according to his co-promoter Frank Warren.
Warren was forced to cancel plans for Fury to fight at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England on December 5 due to coronavirus restrictions preventing viewers from attending, in addition to legal action from Wilder.
After WBC heavyweight world champion Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs), of England, stopped Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs), of Alabama in seven rounds in February, he He expected the pair to see each other again in a trilogy fight, but due to reasons surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the showdown was delayed. Fury then grew tired of waiting, stated that he was not interested in meeting Wilder a third time, and claimed that the immediate rematch clause has expired.
Wilder disagrees and Warren says that Fury’s next opponent depends on the outcome of the legal decision in the United States.
“Hopefully Tyson will fight again in the first part of 2020 and we still don’t know if it will be against Wilder due to the arbitrary situation, we are still waiting for the outcome of that,” Warren told ESPN.
“Tyson has a contract with ESPN, (the promoter) Top Rank and us (Queensberry Promotions) and we will have to decide between ourselves what he will do next, where and when he will fight next.”
“An arbitrary judge will decide. We say (the rematch clause) is over, Wilder says it can be extended. If the judge finds Wilder right, then that’s what he (Fury) has to do. a decision, but we don’t know when ”.
“That arbitration process was not the main reason Tyson will not fight on December 5, it was canceled because we had a problem with the start times at the Royal Albert Hall and the money did not accumulate. It would have started in the early hours in the morning in the UK, and that wouldn’t have worked. At the moment, I don’t know where Tyson will fight next, it’s most likely the US. “
Warren says the plan remains for Fury to face other heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua in 2021.
“At some point next year we want the Joshua fight, that’s the first we want to have, we don’t want Wilder, we want Joshua,” Warren told ESPN.
“We don’t know when all this (the pandemic, the restrictions) will end. It’s a lot of money that we would lose at the box office if fans are not allowed into the UK, [la pelea] he might have to go overseas. “First though, it would be great if they signed up for the fight.”
Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs), Fury’s English compatriot, will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world titles against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in London on December 12. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told ESPN that the WBA / IBF / WBO champion will face Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) first in 2021 if a fight with Fury cannot be arranged for the summer.