News 12 October 2020

Tyson Fury Confirms He Will Not Face Deontay Wilder For Trilogy Fight

12 October 2020

Tyson Fury has claimed his third match-up with Deontay Wilder has been cancelled, saying that he has “moved on” from fighting the U.S. boxer in December.

Speaking to The Atheltic, Fury said: “Wilder and his team were messing around with the date.

“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 British heavyweight has since tweeted that he is “coming home” to fight in the UK, hinting at a December fight.

After defeating Wilder earlier this year in a rematch following their draw in 2018, Wilder immediately activated the clause in his contract for another bout which was initially scheduled in for 2019. 

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the trilogy fight was pushed back to October before being moved back again to December 19.

Fury has already agreed on financial terms to fight IBF, WBA and WBO champion Anthony Joshua next year so the cancellation will allow him to focus on preparing for that highly-anticipated bout.