Take a look at the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder fight deal
In the past two months, the two Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua eventually agreed to a fight after going back and forth for several years. After the news broke, boxing fans were overjoyed to know that the long-running drama was over and the two fighters would face off in Saudi Arabia on August 7 or 14.
But, just as things looked good, Fury was slapped in the face with a possible trial as his third fight against Deontay Wilder was due to take place. Boxing fans were disappointed again as Tyson’s fight against AJ was dropped and now the Gypsy King has to hand his fight over to the Bronze Bomber.
We wanted to dig deeper into this deal and name the reasons why a trilogy needs to take place. But first, let’s take a look at the results of the first two fights.
The first two fights
The first fight between these two heavyweights took place on December 1, 2018. The fight marked the return of Tyson Fury after several years of depression and drug addiction. While many counted him he managed to put in a solid performance and although he was knocked down a few times the fight ended in a draw, so a rematch was supposed to take place.
Thanks to his impressive performances, many bookies considered him the favorite in the rematch. Betting sites such as BetRivers even provided bettors with special bonuses that can be applied on this fight. The second fight saw Tyson Fury be the winner after having TKO Wilder in the 7th round and he won the WBC and vacant The Ring, and the linear heavyweight titles.
After the second fight, rumors started circulating about a trilogy, but it was dropped once Tyson Fury and AJ started negotiating the super-fight.
Why does a third fight have to take place?
Now, even though the trilogy fight has been dropped and everything seems clear, the deal Fury and Wilder signed apparently contained information that it had to take place. That’s why a former US judge, following arbitration, ruled in favor of Deontay Wilder and he even said the third fight was due by September 15.
If Fury doesn’t want to fight Wilder, he’ll have to pay around $ 8 million in penalties.
Eddie Hearn says Fury had a chance to break deal
Of course, AJ and his team were furious about these events and AJ took to Twitter to say that Fury is nothing but a fraud and that he has shown his true personality. More so, Eddie Hearn recently said that Tyson Fury was fortunate enough to complete the trilogy in december, but decided not to act.
So, to the disappointment of many fans, it’s now highly unlikely that we will see the highly anticipated fight.
Why is the trilogy such a huge hurdle for Tyson Fury?
The trilogy fight won’t mean much to Tyson Fury as he has everything to lose and nothing to gain. If he loses, the chances of him fighting AJ will be low because he will lose all the belts. Losing the belts will bring another feat that both AJ and Fury will miss. The heavyweight division hasn’t had an undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis made it in 1999.
On the other hand, if he does manage to win, Fury will be back to square one as he will have to renegotiate the deal with AJ. Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua is ordered to fight Oleksandr Usyk.
There is no denying that we are all exhausted from the negotiations between these two British fighters, which is why we hope that they will finally face each other by the end of 2021.