Tyson Fury has confirmed his planned trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder is OFF.
The Gypsy King says he has ‘moved on’ from the American after the latest scheduled date for the heayweight world title bout was pushed back.
Fury wrenched the WBC heavyweight title from Wilder’s grasp in February
The trilogy was initially scheduled for July, only for Wilder to pull out with an injury – putting the date back to October.
It has been pushed back again since then to December, but organisers have confirmed it will now not take place in 2020.
Now, after Furys US promoter Bob Arum confirmed they are looking at potential alternatives, the Brit has had enough.
Despite Wilder’s camp insisting the WBC title fight will still go ahead at some stage, Fury has ‘moved on’ and will fight in December before pursuing a 2021 unification showdown with Anthony Joshua.
I was looking forward to smashing Wilder again. A quick and easy fight, Fury told The Athletic.
But Wilder and his team were messing around with the date. They dont really want to fight the lineal heavyweight champion. They know how it ends.
Arum promotes Tyson Fury in the US and recently talked up a potential Fury vs Joshua showdown in 2021
The world knows how it will end: with Wilder on his ass again.
Then they asked me if I would agree to push it to December. I agreed to Dec. 19.
Then they tried to change the date again into next year. Ive been training. Im ready.
“When they tried moving off Dec. 19 and pushing to next year, enough was enough. Ive moved on.
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As he told talkSPORT recently, Fury is now looking to book a homecoming fight in the UK after three consecutive fights in the United States.
After a tune-up fight in December, he will now target an all-British showdown with Joshua in 2021, when it is hoped fans will be allowed back into arenas.