“It’s Very Disappointing”- WBC President Reacts to the Postponement of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3

Published 07/16/2021, 4:30 PM EDT


The much-awaited trilogy between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder for the WBC world title will take place on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. However, the derailment has saddened several people including WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman.

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Meanwhile, the heavyweight division has seen some major changes in the past few weeks. Right from a failed undisputed fight, to Wilder’s sudden resurgence in the title ride, there has been a lot to witness. That said, Sulaiman has commented on the entire scenario, including the postponement of Fury vs Wilder 3.

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Speaking with ESNEWS, Mauricio Sulaiman said, “Well, it’s very disappointing of course [Delay in Fury vs Wilder 3]. Everybody has been waiting for a long time for the third fight. They fought in February of last year. That was the last big fight before the pandemic. They were supposed to fight in December, then the fight was completely broken and Fury was going to fight Joshua.”

“There was so much things going back and forth. Then it was ruling that the fight will take place in July. Everybody was waiting for it. A week from now, but we are living in a complicated world with Covid restrictions with the Covid infections, wit travel, so many different variables.”

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The trilogy fight will help to provide a clear picture regarding the heavyweight division’s future. Besides, it will also determine Deontay Wilder’s relevance in the mix at the summit of the division.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 – The last man standing

Following two gruesome encounters in 2018, and 2020, the third meeting will settle the score for once and for all. The first fight ended in a controversial draw. The second fight saw Tyson Fury claim a lopsided win via 7 round TKO over Deontay Wilder in 2020. However, both men haven’t fought since then.

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As Fury is now on a 1-0 lead, Wilder will look to reclaim his lost WBC world title by leveling up the scoreboard. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has all the tools in his arsenal that can see him attain the win. However, becoming the first man to beat Tyson Fury in pro boxing will not be an undemanding task for Wilder.

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Hence, the WBC trilogy fight will be an intriguing bout. Given what’s at stake, it’s quite clear that the fans are disappointed that they have to wait for 2 more months. What do you make of the postponement?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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