Deontay Wilder’s camp has denied stories a 3rd blockbuster heavyweight showdown with Tyson Fury has been deserted.
A Wilder-Fury trilogy has been touted after the latter stripped the American of the WBC title in February’s rematch on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Wilder (41-1-1) has the proper to a 3rd bout in opposition to British star Fury (30-0-1) and whereas Dec. 19 has been talked of as a possible date for his or her subsequent battle, nothing has been confirmed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
There have been claims that Wilder now not has a contractual clause for the rematch, leaving Anthony Joshua to tackle Fury as an alternative.
However, Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel instructed Sky Sports: “They are flawed, we’ll combat in December.”
It comes as Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren raised doubts over the in-demand combat.
“I do not know if that combat can get on this 12 months,” Warren instructed BT Sport. “Promoters on each side, now we have labored very arduous to make it occur, but it surely’s wanting prefer it won’t occur.
“There’s discuss it occurring subsequent 12 months. Tyson has been coaching like loads of guys solidly since February, and he needs to combat this 12 months.
“My concern is Tyson’s welfare and well-being, and delivering what he needs, so he’ll combat this 12 months. Contractual commitments are what they’re, however contracts don’t go on eternally and if the combat can’t be delivered inside the contractual interval, Tyson will transfer on and possibly revisit the combat one other time.
“He shall be out this 12 months as a result of that is what he needs.”