It appears that a heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will not occur in August as previously scheduled. Instead, Deontay Wilder and Fury will fight a third time in July. Both fighters agreed to the fight this week after an arbitrator ruled they must fight by mid-September.
The two are tentatively set to fight in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the event the fight must be moved, it will take place on August 14. Either way, it is expected the two will fight at Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Oakland Raiders. Unlike their previous fight, pursues will be split 60-40 in favor of Fury.
Boxing fans do not have to completely give up hope on a fight between Fury and Joshua. Fury is confident that he will beat Wilder a second time and move on to a fight with Joshua.
“I’ll smoke Wilder first then you will get yours [as well],” Fury tweeted.
If the fight were to take place, it would likely take place in November or December in Saudia Arabia. However, those plans rest upon Fury’s ability to defeat Wilder and Joshua’s ability to defeat his mandatory challenger, Oleksandr Usyk.
Bob Arum says the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy fight will happen on July 24 ?
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