Tyson Fury’s set of three battles with Deontay Wilder is fixed for July 24. His resulting multi-million blockbuster with Anthony Joshua currently relies upon effectively protecting their reality heavyweight titles this late spring.
Bob Arum, the Gypsy King’s US advertiser, has affirmed: ‘Fury v Wilder is definitely on here in Vegas at the Allegiant Stadium. No question.
‘The lawyers are working on the contracts as we speak, and the official announcement will come very shortly.
‘There is no chance of Wilder taking step aside compensation. Not even at ridiculously overinflated sums like the $20million (£14m) which has been speculated,” Arum continued.
Of the legal judgment which has prevented Fury and Joshua finally fighting in Saudi Arabia in August for the undisputed world heavyweight title, Arum says: ‘Tyson’s not happy, but he’s a real fighting man.
‘He vows to knock out Wilder even quicker than he did last time.’
Joshua is turning to an August fight against Oleksandr Usyk, and Arum says: ‘I’m just hoping Anthony wins so we can go ahead with him and Tyson in Saudi in December.
‘But Usyk is an outstanding boxer, and that could be a difficult fight.’
The sudden change of plan was due to the court ruling involving Wilder’s rematch clause with Fury. The irony was that the judgment came out a day after the WBC Heavyweight Champion confirmed his fight with Anthony Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight champion on social media.