Browsing: Deontay Wilder

The third clash between the WBC title holder and the American was set for July 24 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. However The Athletic reported on Friday that a spread of positive cases through Fury’s gym had made the bout, according to one primary source, “overwhelmingly problematic”.

Yet ‘The Gypsy King’ maintains it will not be a traditional MMA bout, instead offering Ngannou the chance to box him inside the Octagon whilst wearing four ounce gloves.

Wilder and the Gypsy King are going to meet for a third time after a judge ruled on the legitimacy at the American’s right to a rematch following his brutal defeat in Las Vegas back in February 2020.

The 31-year-old Brit was expected to unify his WBA, WBO and IBF belts with WBC champion Tyson Fury 30-0-1 (21) in Saudi Arabia on August 14.

Joshua and Fury, who between them own all four heavyweight titles, were set for the first of two blockbuster fights on August 14 before a US judge this week ordered that Fury must fight American challenger Deontay Wilder before September 15.

The Brixton fighter is weighing up his next move after regaining his position amongst the top heavyweight contenders following his brutal destruction of Alexander Povetkin in their rematch in Gibraltar.