In recent weeks and months, there has been much hype and excitement about the likelihood of a heavyweight undisputed clash between WBC and Ring Magazine champion Tyson Fury, and WBA, IBF & WBO champion Anthony Joshua.
The media has been filled with numerous reports and interviews suggesting that a fight deal was close to being agreed, and all that was needed was a location to be agreed as well as signed contract. Promoters Bob Arum and Eddie Hearn have spoken openly and positively about a deal being reached but this may be all for nothing, or for another time in the near future.
After Josh Warrington’s recent defeat, Tyson Fury came out and spoke about the dangerous of ring inactivity for a fighter, suggesting he may be concerned about his own lack of activity within the ring.
Equally, Fury said he would never fight Wilder again following the wild allegations made against him in the aftermath of Fury’s stunning win over the American in their rematch last year. But with recent comments from the Gypsy King, Tyson Fury appears open to a trilogy fight with Wilder over a undisputed bout with Joshua. Tyson Fury could possibly consider another fight with Wilder as his tune up fight for a undisputed clash with Joshua further down the line in either 2021 or 2022.
In a recent interview with IFL TV, Fury said “Don’t write Deontay Wilder off out the equation, he could be fighting me next, who knows? I could have a trilogy with Wilder yet. There’s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes and Wilder might be next, who knows?”
These comments may leave boxing fans and pundits somewhat frustrated and disillusioned, but in boxing, boxers have to be selfish. They have to consider their position in regards to what is best for them and when will they be best equipped to challenge for a title which is huge such as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Either way, it’s fully understandable for boxing fans, both hardcore and casual to feel frustrated by Fury’s recent comments.