The Arbitration Court on Monday evening ordered Tyson Fury to take part in a rematch against Deontay Wilder before September 15 leaving the clash with Anthony Joshua for this August in serious doubt.
Arbitrator Daniel Weinstein’s order in favour of Wilder for a trilogy fight against Fury has left concerned Boxing fans across the globe devastated as this appeared to discard the Fury’s proposed fight with Anthony Joshua scheduled for August 14, 2021.
This news comes as a shock with Fury posting a video on Sunday afternoon via social media stating that the fight with Joshua was close.
“I have got some massive news. I have just got off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia and he told me this fight is 100% on, 14 August.”
Fury then added: “All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I cannot wait, I repeat, cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all-time.
“This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet Earth. Do not miss it.”
Fury claimed an emphatic victory over Wilder when the two originally fought back in February 22, 2020 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with Fury, 30-0-1, handing the Alabama-native Wilder, 42-1-1, his first pro loss on a 7th round TKO.
Wilder requested for a rematch the following week, but the third fight was delayed due to the Covid 19 shutdown of sports across the globe as well as siting a befitting match venue that would enable the attendance of fans was as issue.
With the court of Arbitration ruling in favour of the Gypsy King’s agitation to stage a rematch with Fury, the WBC is at his beckon as he now has another chance to regain the title.