Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 set to be announced next week with fight a ‘done deal’ after Anthony Joshua collapse
Tyson Fury’s US co-promoter Bob Arum has told talkSPORT that his man’s trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder is a ‘done deal’ and will most likely be announced next week.
Fury’s camp spent months in negotiations for an undisputed fight with fellow British champion Anthony Joshua, however this fell through when Wilder successfully enforced his rematch clause with an arbitration ruling.
Instead, the ‘Gypsy King’ must now face the ‘Bronze Bomber’ once more.
The terms for the fight are already laid out from their initial contract, and so it’s just a case of finalising a date and venue – July 24 in Las Vegas is the current frontrunner.
Arum told Fight Night on talkSPORT: “It’s going ahead.
“It’s a two-page document because you have the terms from the prior deal.
“Everybody’s agreed. In my opinion the deal is done.”
When asked if it will be officially announced next week, the promoter added: “Yep, probably yes.”
In their first bout, the two heavyweights drew in a result many saw as controversial against the Brit. Fury left no doubt in the rematch though, stopping Wilder in seven rounds.
Arum said: “He knows the best way to fight Wilder is to take it to him because Wilder has only one chance and that’s with the tremendous punch.
“But if you overwhelm him, you take away that weapon.”
In the meantime, Joshua has been ordered to defend his belts against WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk.
Regarding whether AJ vs Fury would be even bigger if they both win their next fights, Arum said: “I think that would certainly be the case.
“But I think more encouragingly it would be in a world, in a situation where COVID is in the rear-view mirror.
“Where that fight belongs – I don’t care what the money is – is in the UK.
“Let’s say in November or December we put that fight in Cardiff, Wales, I think that’d be tremendous, it’d be unbelievable.
“I’m not ruling out Saudi Arabia, I’m not in a position to rule out anything, but there’s something poetic about the biggest fight in British history taking place in the UK.”