The bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could be called off since Fury has been ordered to fight Deontay Wilder.
Anthony Joshua’s match against Tyson Fury on August 14 is in jeopardy.
Anthony Joshua’s August 14 fight with Tyson Fury is apparently in jeopardy due to Deontay Wilder, little over 24 hours after Fury announced the fight would take place in Saudi Arabia later this summer. For several months, Fury and Wilder have been embroiled in an arbitration battle, with Team Wilder appearing to have won.
Fury and Joshua are set to become the first heavyweights in history to defend all four belts, with Joshua holding the WBA, WBO, and IBF titles and Fury holding the WBC title for the past 15 months.
The British duo are attempting to become the division’s first undisputed champion since countryman Lennox Lewis in 2000, despite the fact that he did not hold the WBO belt at the time, which was not required to be the heavyweight champion.
Despite this, the Daily Star reports that Fury has been ordered to face Wilder for the third time this summer, putting the mega-money battle in jeopardy.
According to reports, the arbitration court found in Wilder’s favor, stating that Fury must fight in a trilogy owing to contractual responsibilities.
After a disputed draw in the first fight, the Gypsy King overcame Wilder in overwhelming way in February 2020 in Las Vegas in a dramatic rematch.
Fury was scheduled to fight the American for the third time, but due to Covid-19’s delays, the match never took place, either in the summer or before Christmas.
Fury shifted his focus to an undisputed fight with Joshua when his talks to fight an alternative opponent in December fell through.
Despite the fact that the contest has been declared, the site agreement has still to be concluded, with Saudi officials willing to pay as much as £108 million, according to the Star, to secure the rights to host it.
Fury’s team is thought to be waiting for the necessary paperwork to guarantee him the monies from the contract.
Judge Daniel Weinstein’s decision that Fury must face Wilder again might push back the highly anticipated all-British showdown until later this year.
It has been decided that there will be another rematch. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”