‘We will fight in December’ – Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury trilogy still ON

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Deontay Wilder and his team have denied reports the proposed trilogy fight with Tyson Fury for December was abandoned.

Reports on Saturday afternoon broke suggesting ‘The Bronze Bomber’ had allowed his rematch clause to expire to claim back his WBC heavyweight title.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are still set to fight in 2020, according to Shelly Finkel

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are still set to fight in 2020, according to Shelly Finkel

‘The Gypsy King’ proved his almost flawless performance from their first fight in December 2018 was no fluke and delivered on his promise to stop the American in Las Vegas back in February.

Although the report claimed Wilder was effectively stepping aside to allow Fury to fight Anthony Joshua twice in 2021, the 36-year-old’s co-manager Shelly Finkel has confirmed this is not the case.

“They are wrong, we will fight in December,” Finkel told Sky Sports.

Wilder has confirmed the defeat to Fury left him requiring surgery on a bicep injury which had left him unable to train for July 25, the date originally scheduled for their third fight.

Wilder was down twice and Mark Breland threw in the towel in Las Vegas back in February

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Wilder was down twice and Mark Breland threw in the towel in Las Vegas back in February

“Recovery [is] going well, I’m in therapy, I ended up injuring it during my last fight, somewhere up in there’, he told the PBC Podcast.

‘But everything is going great with it. That’s another thing, I’m focusing on recovery, getting myself back to full health.

He added: “Oh yeah, I can’t work out now. Once I get healed with my arm I’m looking forward to just working out, being able to do the things I love to do.

“Right now I’m just sitting back and getting taken care of, all meals being prepared for me, a lot of catering now between my fiancee and all the kids around me. It’s nothing we can complain of in this moment in time.

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“I know we all in the world are going through something together, it’s the first time the world is going through the same things.

“We all have to survive and I love being around my loved ones through these tough times.”





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