WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has said that his third fight with Deontay Wilder will not take place, so he plans to fight another opponent in his native UK towards the end of the year.
In a recent interview with The Athletic, Fury noted that Wilder and his team were struggling to decide on a date for their fight.
“Wilder and his team were constantly delaying the date. Then they asked me if I would agree to postpone the fight to December. I approved on December 19,” Fury said.
“Then they tried to change the timing again, this time wanting to postpone the fight to next year. But I’m now in training camp, and I’m ready to fight. When they tried to cancel the fight on December 19 to be held next year, I said – enough. Time to move on. “
At the same time, Fury’s co-promoter, Frank Warren, insisted in an interview with TalkSport that his ward would box in December:
“Tyson said he’s had enough. He’s not going to wait any longer. He will be boxing in London in December.”
Recall that in February this year, Fury won the WBC title by defeating Wilder by TKO in the seventh round. In 2018, the first fight between boxers ended in a draw.