Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder: Third fight possible for October – Frank Warren

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British world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could fight American Deontay Wilder for a third time in October, says promoter Frank Warren.

Last month, Fury, 31, gained a seventh-round technical knockout win over Wilder at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to take the WBC title from him.

The pair had previously fought in Los Angeles in December 2018, which ended in a controversial draw.

“Tyson’s got Deontay’s number, even if they fought in 10 years,” said Warren.

After the fight in February, Fury said his career would be “completed” if he faced fellow Briton Anthony Joshua – the current holder of the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles – a bout that would give heavyweight boxing its first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis held all the belts in 2000.

However, Wilder triggered a clause in their second-fight contract, which gave him a 30-day window to accept a trilogy fight, with a date of 18 July in Las Vegas originally talked about, although that will not be possible now because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

“The 18th will not happen,” added Warren, who confirmed no Fury-Wilder bout would take place behind closed doors. “The commission in Nevada has said ‘no boxing’ for the foreseeable future and Las Vegas has closed down all the casinos – it’s like a ghost town there.

“No-one knows what’s happening day to day, all we can do is hope for the best and push it…

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