Wilder will face heavyweight world champion Fury in a trilogy fight on October 9 after the fight was pushed back from July 24 due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Fury’s training camp.
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WBC heavyweight champion Fury had signed a contract in May to fight American Wilder, 35, for a third time on July 24 but tested positive for Covid-19.
Dillian Whyte, who trained with Fury in many camps early on during his career, wants the World Boxing Council to act following a Covid delay.
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”.
The heavyweights will meet again in a trilogy bout on July 24, live on talkSPORT, and the situation with the next mandatory challenger will not be addressed until after the fight has happened.
Fury floored Wilder twice and stopped him in their February 2020 rematch, with the pair now set to meet for a third time on July 24.
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.
Joshua and Fury had signed for a £150million undisputed heavyweight title fight in Saudi Arabia on August 14.
The former WBC champion has insisted he is going to win his belt back from Tyson Fury on July 24 and wants AJ to be just as keen to face him as he is about taking on the ‘Gypsy King’.
Fury and Joshua face Deontay Wilder and Usyk respectively, and will need to make it past the two feared heavyweights in order to set up the big money showdown.
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 was set to take on the Gypsy King in Saudi Arabia in August but the Gypsy King must now face Deontay Wilder after an arbitration hearing ruled he had a right to a third fight.
The boxing organisation have stated to AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearne should finalise the terms of agreement or face a penalty in the next 10 days or May 31.
The Bronze Bomber won his arbitration hearing after an independent mediator confirmed the former WBC heavyweight champion was entitled to a trilogy fight with Fury.
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.
Fury took to social media on Sunday evening to declare that the heavyweight unification bout with his British rival will take place on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.
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.
According to World Boxing News, the fighters are being lined up to face each other in November or December – with the winner potentially getting another shot at a world title.
The WBC heavyweight champion has grown frustrated by the lack of progress in getting the Joshua battle over the line.