WOW! Manager Hints at Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 in 2021

Published 01/01/2021, 6:55 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Referee Kenny Bayless sends Deontay Wilder to his corner during the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title against Tyson Fury on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


The boxing fanbase is expecting a heavyweight title unification clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in 2021. However, it might be a bit early to predict, as former WBC champion Deontay Wilder is still relevant to the title picture.

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Following Wilder’s maiden loss in the rematch against Fury, several people believed it was over for him. However, Wilder deserves a third fight and if he validates the contract, it might deprive the fans of Fury vs Joshua.

That said, Wider’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel claims the contractual mediation to be an ongoing process. So, it might bring him back into the fight talks, and 2021 appears as a right moment for that.

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Speaking with WBN, Finkel said, “The mediation between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury has not yet ended,” 

The Fury vs Wilder rivalry has seen several turns by now. The feud became dramatic with every bygone day, and it seems to revive itself in the future. Despite the feelings of the fans, if Wilder validates the contract, it will force Fury to jump in with him.

Well, Tyson Fury had always asked for the trilogy. But Wilder’s camp went through a wave of turmoils that saw him part ways with his trainer and come up with several justifications for the loss.

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)

Nevertheless, it’s 2021 and ‘The Bronze Bomber’ could have found his fighting spirit and the championship mindset to stage an epic return.

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- Not a fight to make

Well, starting from Matchroom to Top Rank, everyone wants to settle the title unification fight.  Bob Arum even called it the biggest heavyweight championship fight since Ali vs Frazier in 1971.

However, Fury cannot surpass Wilder at this stage. The two have produced two back-to-back blockbusters and it would seem incomplete without a third settlement.

Tyson Fury bagged Deontay Wilder’s WBC strap in February and is leading the score with 1-0. Thus, Wilder can only expect to draw the line. However, if Fury wins again, he might cement himself as the greatest heavyweight of the modern era.

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But again, Anthony Joshua will step up to challenge him for the spot. So, it appears as a path full of big tests for ‘The Gypsy King’ ahead.

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Be it, Joshua or Wilder, Fury needs to prepare for a big battle and prove his worth. Do you think he will stay unbeaten in 2021?

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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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