Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder III likely to be moved to October

The final leg of the trilogy to move to October?

Deontay Wilder /America ©imago images / ZUMA Press 26.03.2020

The one fight that no-one particularly wanted to see happen, the third bout between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, could happen in October now. After a sensational draw in the first meeting back in December 2018, Fury dominated the American when they met in February 2020.

Now it looks as if October could be the month that they will face off. that is after some initial talks of a meeting in July. But due to the impact of the Coronavirus and all Casinos in Las Vegas currently shut down among other things, that’s not going to happen.

Fury on top

Fury earned a win by a technical knockout in the seventh round in Las Vegas in the re-match. Wilder, who had been unbeaten in a long career before that, barely laid a glove on Fury.

In the days after the fight, Wilder said that his walk-on costume had been so heavy that it had taken everything out of his legs for the fight.

Of course, after Fury’s victory in claiming the WBC heavyweight, it was hoped that things would get closer to a Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua fight.

Joshua holds the WBA, IBF and WBO titles and so a fight between Fury and Joshua would have put all belts on the line, the winner creating history by becoming the first fighter to hold all four heavyweight titles.

Fury odds-on to close out the trilogy

Wilder activated a third-fight clause in the contract and so the two will have to go back at it again.

Fury is at 2/7 odds-on to win the final leg of the trilogy, with Wilder a distant 5/2* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 04:25 GMT on Thursday 26th March 2020).

Because of the money involved in such a huge fight, there is no way that the promoters are going to settle for having it behind closed doors. That’s going to be totally off the table. Unfortunately, now that would just mean a further delay to any potential meeting between Fury and Joshua.

Joshua v Pulev set back

Anthony Joshua is set to face mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in London on June 20th, but that is likely to get pushed back a month simply due to the Premier League season likely going past its scheduled May finish.

Joshua is set to fight Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the British fighter is 2/5 odds-on for a win by a KO TKO or Disqualification* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 04:25 GMT on Thursday 26th March 2020).