How Tyson Fury Can Cancel His Trilogy Fight With Deontay Wilder And Face Anthony Joshua Instead
Tyson Fury's promoter has admitted 'The Gypsy King' could pay off Deontay Wilder to avoid their trilogy bout and face Anthony Joshua instead.
Wilder suffered the first defeat of his professional career on Saturday night and has expressed desire to activate his rematch clause.
But Frank Warren has hinted that the Brit's camp would be happy to pay off 'The Bronze Bomber' if it meant he could get to 'AJ' quicker.
"I prefer to go straight to Joshua, but that is the contract," Warren told BBC Radio Five Live.
"It has to be honoured unless we can reach some accommodation for him to step aside. We could pay him to step aside if he wants to do that, but that is his choice."
The rematch clause means that a third fight between the two rivals is likely to take place in the summer.
Warren has admitted that a Fury vs Joshua match would interest him most but understands that a third fight with Wilder is likely.
"It's a bit of both," Warren explained. "It would be lucrative for him, but I have spoken to his manager and Deontay does believe he has the beating of Tyson, and he can knock him out. I don't believe that. I fancied Tyson to stop him before the fight at the weekend.
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"If he insists on the fight, we're locked into it.
"I want it [Fury vs Joshua] before the end of the year, provided Anthony Joshua does not get defeated by anyone else," he added.
One man who is eager to get a battle of the Brits penciled in is Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn.
Hearn has urged Fury to 'hurry up' and face Wilder again so a bout with Joshua can take place before the end of this year.
"People don't want the third fight," the 40-year-old told iFL TV. "They've had 19 rounds now - Wilder's probably won three of them and in the last fight he got battered.
"But I understand the contractual position. He does have a right to a rematch clause.
"I'd just say 'Hurry up, please' and do it quickly.
"We just hope they get on with it and get it out of the way."
Before turning his attentions to Fury, Joshua is due to defend against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.
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