After a highly intense build up to one of the greatest matches in the history of boxing, the Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight was chucked after Deontay Wilder won his arbitration case for the unfinished business he still has with Fury.
Wilder, the former WBC heavyweight champion who was defeated by Fury back in February 2020, recently activated the dispute resolution provision which was included in the two fight contract he signed with the Gypsy King earlier, and the arbitrator has ruled in the favour of the “Bronze Bomber”.
Now, Fury will have to sideline the undisputed title fight against WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titleholder AJ which was slated for 14th August in Saudi Arabia, and must square off against Wilder for the third time, which is scheduled to take place on 24th July at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
The entire situation has put Fury in a bad light from AJ’s fanbase as well as Joshua himself, who recently called the Gypsy King a “fraud” and accused his fellow Briton of “lying to the fans” and using his name “for clout and not for a fight”.
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Tyson Fury wants to “triple smash” Wilder before moving back to AJ fight
Although Fury is now shifting his focus back on his old foe, the WBC champion is still completely assured that his fight against Joshua will take place this year, and claims he is glad to finally settle the scores against Wilder in the concluding fight of their trilogy.
“I’m very happy that I’m [Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder] are going to be the first big fight at the big, big stadium [Allegiant],” Fury said during the Josh Taylor-Jose Ramirez telecast Saturday on ESPN.
Back on 22nd February last year at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Fury delivered a 7th round TKO to end Wilder five year reign as the green and gold champion, and to mark the first title defense of his own, Fury feels the task is easier this time.
“Obviously, I’ve got to beat of Deontay Wilder a bit better than I did last time because he didn’t get a good enough hiding last time. This time I’m going to really triple smash him,” the 32-year-old added.
Yeah, 100%,” Fury acknowledged after he was questioned about locking horns against AJ this year.