Bob Arum Clears the Air on Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3

Published 03/30/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 10: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum fields questions during a press conference ahead of the world lightweight championship fight between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Anthony Crolla at Staples Center on April 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)


The world saw the enigmatic collision between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder twice. The rematch between the two was a blockbuster and went down as one of the best events for 2020. But the ‘Gypsy King’ has moved on from that and is now lined up to face fellow Brit Anthony Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight title fight.

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Deontay Wilder could have turned into a major roadblock for this fight, as he wanted to exercise a clause from his previous contract to touch gloves with Fury in a rematch.

However, Fury’s team believes Wilder’s powers to book a trilogy were over in October 2020 itself.

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Fury’s USA promoter, Bob Arum, recently shed some light on this pertaining juncture while he was in a chat with Barbershop Conversations.

He said, “No, nobody anticipates that there’ll be an injunction. At worst, there might be a claim for damages.” (h/t Michael Benson)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

A few days back, it was even reported that the ‘Bronze Bomber’ could receive up to $10 million to step aside for the Fury vs Joshua fight.

With Arum’s comments, it’s clear that Wilder might get paid for only the damages and this won’t hamper the undisputed title fight. Consequently, this has also opened the doors for Wilder vs Fury trilogy in the coming future.

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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury – Is a trilogy on the cards for 2021?

Both Wilder and Fury haven’t stepped inside the ring ever since their collision. Fury, the champ will now undeniably fight Joshua for the ultimate heavyweight title. Whereas Wilder is currently not lined up with any opponent. Ever since that loss, the Alabama native has asked for a trilogy with Fury instead of any other fight.

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Citing the prevailing scenario going on in the heavyweight roster. Wilder’s third fight with Tyson Fury doesn’t seem to be on the cards for 2021.

The fight can only happen once Fury gets past the Joshua challenge, not once but twice in his stint.

That said, it’ll be interesting to see how things play out in the most dynamic division in the near future.

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Who do you envisage winning the trilogy between Wilder and Fury?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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