It looks like we might have to once again wait around a little bit for the hugely anticipated and much-awaited Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Deontay Wilder has won the arbitration case against Fury and according to the statement issued, the rematch must happen before September 15.
Earlier, Deontay Wilder blamed Fury for dodging him and claimed that he did not respect the clause that they had signed for a trilogy bout. After the first bout ended in a draw, Fury and Wilder met once again inside the ring with Fury taking a decisive win with a 7th round stoppage to become the new WBC and the Ring heavyweight champion. However, Wilder accused a series of people of the loss, and also blamed Fury for adding egg-weights to his gloves.
Fury in return had said that his team had been trying to reach Wilder for quite some time, and now that the trilogy clause has expired, Fury sees no urgency to face Wilder. After accusations from Wilder for cheating during the rematch, Fury even went on to say that he would never fight Deontay Wilder. The Bronze Bomber also partner ways with his long-time coach Mark Breland, accusing him of stopping the fight early, which eventually led to his loss in the event round due to corner stoppage.
Is Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury canceled?
However, the entire case was left for arbitration between both parties. Now, with the arbitrator deciding that a rematch must happen before September 15, it remains to see what lies ahead for Tyson Fury and the future of the heavyweight division.
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua were scheduled to face each other in an epic showdown on August 14 in Saudi Arabia. Promoter Eddie Hearn had recently announced that the hugely awaited bout would take place finally. Needless to say, promoter Bob Arum had shown no fear towards the result of the arbitration case and continues to remain confident that the bout will go down.
It remains to be seen what lies ahead for Tyson Fury. Will he fight Wilder first? or will the promoters strike a deal with Deontay Wilder to keep him on the sidelines just like Oleksandr Usyk and Joe Joyce.