‘Maybe We’ll Breathe Some Life Into Wilder’ – Bob Arum Hints Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 Could Still Happen

Published 04/27/2021, 7:08 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 12: Boxer Tyson Fury (L) and Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum attend a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on June 12, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will face Tom Schwarz in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


The Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua bout has been the talk of the sport for a while now. However, before the two heavyweights had a deal in place, there were rumors that Tyson Fury would entertain a trilogy with Deontay Wilder. And promoter Bob Arum has now hinted at that fight.

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The Fury-Joshua fight still has a few obstacles to overcome before they can officially announce the fight. Fans have already started getting with the constant delays, and it appears even Arum is frustrated with the delay in the event.

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 02: WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury face-off during the New York Press Conference at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on October 2, 2018 in New York City. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are set to fight on December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The promoter spoke to Boxing Scene and hinted that they would move on to the Wilder trilogy. “Maybe we’ll breathe some life into Wilder, and Fury will fight Wilder and Joshua will fight (WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr) Usyk,” said Arum.

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This comment showed Arum’s patience is running out. Therefore, he suggested that both heavyweights should consider fighting the opponents who they initially had to fight. However, the American is famous for saying things, and thus, fans will not buy into it.

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Bob Arum lashed out at Eddie Hearn for being late

The undisputed title fight got a massive boost when reports suggested that a record-breaking $150 million from Saudi Arabia. However, the reports also confirmed that Eddie Hearn and Matchroom still had to wait for a binding contract before anything was official.

Arum has now commented on that issue as well. “last time I talked to Eddie was early last week, and he said he was going to have a signed agreement from the Saudis in 24 hours. Well, he’s a little late. Wouldn’t you be pessimistic if you haven’t heard from him or anybody for a week?” asked Arum.

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LAS VEGAS – OCTOBER 29: Boxing promoter Bob Arum speaks at a get-out-the-vote rally in support of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) at Orr Middle School on the last day of early voting October 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Recent polls show Reid, who is seeking his fifth term, four points behind Republican challenger Sharron Angle. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

This comment showed that Fury’s camp was aware of the offer; however, they are yet to see anything substantial. Therefore, it is no surprise that Arum threatened to move on if there were any other delays.

What do you make of these comments from Bob Arum? Do you think Tyson Fury should fight Deontay Wilder if the Joshua fight does not happen?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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