Deontay Wilder ‘will try to FORCE Tyson Fury into a trilogy clash through mediation after initiating a dispute resolution clause in his contract’… putting Gypsy King’s UK homecoming fight next month in doubt
- Tyson Fury is currently pushing ahead with the first defence of his WBC title
- The Gypsy King is expected to fight at the Royal Albert Hall on December 5
- But reports claim Deontay Wilder’s camp are attempting to force a trilogy fight
- Fury abandoned discussions with Wilder after failing to agree on a date
Fury is pushing ahead with plans to make his homecoming and the first defence of his WBC title – after beating Wilder in February via a seventh-round stoppage – at the Royal Albert Hall on December 5.
But The Athletic claim Wilder’s camp have initiated a dispute resolution provision in an attempt to enforce the third fight, which would put Fury’s homecoming at risk.
Deontay Wilder (left) is reportedly attempting to force Tyson Fury into trilogy fight with him
Fury is pushing ahead with plans to fight in the UK after third fight with Wilder fell through
Fury’s US-based promoters Top Rank and the Gypsy King himself claim that they are no longer legally obligated to comply with the rematch clause that was inserted in their contract for their fight in Las Vegas nine months ago.
The report claims a judge that is retired will act as mediator and will review the contracts that were signed ahead of Fury v Wilder II.
The trilogy bout had originally been scheduled for October but the inability to have a crowd in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic saw it pushed back, before discussions were abandoned after failing to settle on a date and the expiration of Wilder’s rematch clause.
And the report adds that after the proposed trilogy fight in December fell through, Top Rank believe that there is no longer any obligation on their part.
Wilder’s camp have initiated a dispute resolution clause in an attempt to enforce the third fight
Germany’s undefeated European champion Agit Kabayel is in talks to face Fury on December 5
But the latest reports will add further fuel to the fire which has already been fanned by comments made by Fury and Wilder this week.
Fury fired back at his heavyweight rival for claiming the British fighter used weighted gloves in both their previous bouts – saying the American has ‘lost his marbles’.
Fury brushed aside the claims, telling talkSPORT: ‘First of all it was the suit, then it was the bicep injury, then his trainer was on our team, then the referee was against him, then I had weights in my gloves…
‘Now someone has spiked his water… It’s one of those things, isn’t it.’
The news comes a couple of days after Fury was given the go-ahead by the WBC to pursue an undisputed heavyweight clash against fellow Brit Anthony Joshua next year.
Fury is also keen to avoid any delays to a two-match series with Anthony Joshua in 2021
The Gypsy King is keen to avoid delays to a proposed two-fight series with WBA, IBF and WBO champion Joshua.
The two men have agreed finances on a two-fight deal next year, which would see them bring the heavyweight belts together to determine the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed earlier this week he would not insist that Fury fight their mandatory challenger, which would be the winner of the Dillian Whyte versus Alexander Povetkin rematch.
Meanwhile, Germany’s undefeated European champion Agit Kabayel is in talks to face the Gypsy King in December and is close to agreeing to the fight.
WBC chief Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed he would allow Fury to skip his mandatory to fight AJ