A proposed trilogy battle between Tyson Fury and challenger Deontay Wilder has been called off after Wilder’s contractual right expired.
Fury’s trilogy fight with the Bronze Bomber – Wilder, was due for December 19, in Las Vegas, but Wilder’s contractual right is set to expire and both parties are yet to agree on their third instalment.
This now leaves the door open for an all-British Heavyweight unification fight between Fury who currently holds the WBC title, a belt he claimed in a one sided victory over former holder Deontay Wilder, and Anthony Joshua, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles.
All that is expected of Joshua now is to ensure a victory in an already scheduled fight with challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12.
The Joshua, Fury fight is expected to be the biggest in the British boxing history.
In theory, Joshua could pay Pulev a step-aside fee to walk straight into the Fury clash.
But the 39-year-old veteran and his Top Rank team – who also guides Fury – fancy their chances of stunning AJ in the wake of his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr last year.