Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua Faces Another Problem – Fury Ordered to Face Deontay Wilder Next

Published 05/18/2021, 2:10 AM EDT


A couple of days back, the undisputed heavyweight title clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua put the boxing fans in a frenzy. This matchup was in contention for a long time. And after much rigmarole, this bout got set for August 14 in Saudi Arabia. But, now it seems the ex-WBC heavyweight champ, Deontay Wilder, will pour cold water on the Fury vs Joshua clash.

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The pair fought each other in February 2020, and the Alabama native was eager to book a trilogy with the Brit. In fact, this trilogy was getting staged for July 2020, but the ongoing global pandemic derailed the possibilities of this bout.

Wilder’s team sought to move this fight for 2021, but ‘The Gypsy King’ already had pre-decided plans to fight for the undisputed title. That said, Wilder’s team proceeded with this matter legally and the decision arrived in favor of ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

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Moving further, the arbitrator has even asserted Wilder vs Fury trilogy should take place anyhow by September 15, 2021.

In February 2020, the pair locked horns with each other in a massive setting. Here, ‘The Gypsy King’ gave Deontay Wilder the beating of his life and handed over the latter his first career loss. Moreover, he didn’t let Wilder win a single second of this clash, thus securing a gratifying win subsequently.

Ever since then, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ didn’t step inside the ring because his sole aim was to touch gloves with Fury again. Considering that, the colossal future of the Fury vs Joshua showdown seems to be in abrupt danger as the Alabama native has played his cards to come right on top.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 – will it really happen?

Wilder has been asking for a trilogy ever since he suffered a lopsided loss to Tyson Fury. However, the Brit wanted to escalate his career by battling ‘AJ’ for all the heavyweight titles on the line.

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Also, the Fury vs Joshua bout is one of the biggest heavyweight bouts of all time. And it holds a paramount sum of money, hype, and responsibilities on it.

More than the fans, the fighters are excited to take each other on in this bout. But it seems this matchup is under dark clouds for now, and the next few days will prove to be extremely vital in terms of this fight’s progress.

For now, Fury or Joshua’s promoters haven’t given their take on this matter, and it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with.

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Do you envisage Joshua vs Fury happening on August 14?

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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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