WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has explained why his eagerly anticipated trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder is off the table. This past weekend news broke that Fury would now be skipping over his contracted fight with Wilder, although that is something that was denied by the American’s team.
Fury has now went on record to confirm the fight is off and explain why that is.
“Wilder and his team were messing around with the date,” Fury told The Athletic. “Then they asked me if I would agree to push it to December. I agreed to December 19.Then they tried to change the date again into next year. I’ve been training. I’m ready. When they tried moving off December 19 and pushing to next year, enough was enough. I’ve moved on.”
‘The Gypsy King’ is now expected to make a voluntary defence of his WBC strap before pressing ahead with an all-British unification fight against three-belt holder Anthony Joshua in 2021.
“I am the best fighter in the world,” Fury said. “And before the end of 2021, I will be the only man on this earth with a heavyweight championship belt.”
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