Joshua blow over Fury fight as Wilder has not said he will step aside

Anthony Joshua faces being blocked out of fighting Tyson Fury AGAIN as Deontay Wilder shows no signs he is willing to step aside to let boxing’s most-anticipated fight happen

  • Tyson Fury is currently scheduled to take on Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout 
  • Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said he would be keen on facing Fury
  • But Fury’s US promoters confirmed Wilder has not said he is willing to step aside 

Tyson Fury’s camp have had no conversations with Deontay Wilder about stepping aside to allow for a clash with Anthony Joshua.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has previously revealed that his client would be ‘extremely interested’ in taking on WBC holder Fury in an undisputed fight with the IBF, WBA and WBO titles on the line.

Hearn has suggested that Wilder has to be willing to ‘take that step-aside money’.

Tyson Fury is currently scheduled to have a trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder

There have been no talks about Wilder stepping aside so Fury can fight Anthony Joshua

But Wilder has no plans to give up on the third fight against Fury, according to the Brit’s promoters Top Rank.

Asked about doing a deal with Wilder for the American to step aside, Top Rank president Todd DuBoef told Sky Sports: ‘I have not personally had any conversations about that. It is not on my radar.

‘I am working with Wilder’s representatives on coming up with new potential dates in late-summer or early-fall for the Fury fight. We are speaking about potential venues too.

‘That fight breaking up as a result of [Joshua vs Fury] fight? I have not been privy to any conversations about that. 

Fury’s US promoter Top Rank suggested nobody had said Wilder was willing to step aside

‘I have not heard that they are willing to step aside. Nobody has communicated that.’

Fury took Wilder to pieces in their second fight in February, 14 months after they controversially drew their first encounter.

Wilder has a contractual entitlement to a trilogy bout, which has been postponed until October due to the effects of coronavirus.

Joshua instead will take on Kubrat Pulev, with a date for that clash to be finalised. 

‘We are contractually obligated to Wilder at this point. Pulev and Joshua are contracted,’ DuBoef added.

Joshua is set to take on Kubrat Pulev in his next fight, with no date scheduled for that clash

‘There is too much uncertainty across the board, with everything, to speculate on [Joshua vs Fury] happening. 

‘In a perfect world without this virus then I could possibly see a path [to Joshua vs Fury] but right now I don’t see it.

‘We are obligated to the Wilder camp and we are concentrating on that.

‘It is so cloudy even with two matches but to make a third match? That’s even cloudier. It’s really hard to see through the clutter to see [Joshua vs Fury].’


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