Tyson Fury Says He's 'Moved On' From Deontay Wilder And Will Face Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury has claimed his third fight with Deontay Wilder is off, saying he's 'moved on' from the American, as he aims to unify all the titles in 2021.
Fury won the second fight between the pair back in February to become the WBC and the Ring champion, stopping Wilder for the first time in his career.
The Bronze Bomber soon activated his rematch clause and the pair were expected to fight for a third time in the summer. The date was delayed and Fury says that after two more attempted push backs from the American's camp he's 'moved on.'
"I was looking forward to smashing Wilder again. A quick and easy fight," the Gypsy King told the Athletic, "But Wilder and his team were messing around with the date.
"They don't really want to fight the lineal heavyweight champion. They know how it ends. The world knows how it will end: with Wilder on his ass again."
The undefeated Brit said that the fight was meant to happen in July, then October and then in December, before Wilder tried to move the date again.
"Then they asked me if I would agree to push it to December. I agreed to Dec. 19. Then they tried to change the date again into next year. I've been training. I'm ready. When they tried moving off Dec. 19 and pushing to next year, enough was enough. I've moved on."
The pair originally faced each other in December 2018, just three fights into Fury's comeback from a two and a half year break, with the fight ending in a draw,
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Many thought Fury had won the fight and his battering of the former champ in their second meeting put many off wanting to see them go at it a third time.
Fans really want to see the champion take on fellow Brit Anthony Joshua, who holds the other three versions of the world title, in a unification fight.
Fury confirmed he hopes to fight AJ, or whoever has the belts, in the next year, adding, "I am the best fighter in the world. The lineal heavyweight champion. The two-time Ring magazine heavyweight champion. The WBC heavyweight champion.
"And before the end of 2021, I will be the only man on this earth with a heavyweight championship belt."
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Joshua is due to fight IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev sometime in December but the WBC mandatory challenger is no longer an issue for the unification fight, after Dillian Whyte lost to Alexander Povetkin.
The rematch between the pair is on November 21st but even if the Body Snatcher wins he won't be entitled to the next shot at Fury.
The Athletic reports that Fury will still fight in December but it will be back in the UK against an as yet unnamed opponent, rather than against Wilder in the US.
We can only hope Fury and Joshua keep winning to set up their huge fight sometime next year.
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