Deontay Wilder’s Team in Panic Mode: “We’ll Fight Him Any Date, Any Place”

Published 10/16/2020, 10:02 AM EDT

When fans and promoters were finally ready to move on from Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3, Wilder’s manager, Shelly Finkel, had something to say.

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After reports claimed that Wilder’s rematch clause for the third Fury fight has expired, Tyson Fury wasted no time in announcing his next move. The “Gypsy King” stated that he wants to fight in December, and it does not matter if it’s not Deontay Wilder.

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Recently, Fury’s promoter Bob Arum verified that the rematch clause has expired. Arum even short-listed a couple of names that Fury could fight in December.

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It seems like Arum’s statements did not ring well with Wilder’s manager, who previously claimed that Wilder would fight Fury next.

Deontay Wilder will fight Tyson Fury, claims Shelly Finkel

During a recent interaction with ESPN, Finkel rubbished Bob Arum’s words. He stated that Wilder is preparing for his upcoming fight against Fury, even though the date and the venue are still not announced.

“He’s entitled to his opinion, he can think anything he wants.

“Deontay and I would like to have the next fight, as planned, against Fury. We’ll fight him any date, any place,” Finkel said.

It is unclear how Deontay Wilder will fight Fury. If the rematch clause has expired, Fury is no longer obligated to fight the “Bronze Bomber.” Since Fury clarified that he wants to fight in 2020, this bout is probably not happening unless Wilder agrees to compete this year.

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This could be a panic response by Finkel, who wants to ensure his client a title shot against Fury. And it might be exactly what Fury wanted. He now has the attention of Wilder’s camp, and it may force them to come out and fight Fury in 2020.

Meanwhile, Fury’s British Rival Anthony Joshua — who is expected to clash with Fury next year — will fight Kubrat Pulev in December. If Joshua can get past Pulev, he can fight Fury after that. However, Fury has to defeat whoever fights him next.

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Do you think Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3 will happen this year? Let us know in the comments section below.

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