Bob Arum: Deontay Wilder won’t get step-aside money, better to just do third Tyson Fury fight


Simply once we thought we have been lastly on our technique to an undisputed heavyweight title unification between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, an arbitration decide dominated that Deontay Wilder continues to be owed his third struggle towards Fury, which should happen earlier than September 15.

Whereas the ruling additionally paved method for potential delay to Fury-Wilder III (which might require a step apart charge paid to Wilder), High Rank promoter Bob Arum tells ESPN he has no intention of paying Wilder to step apart, as a substitute preferring to simply cope with Wilder now and punt a Joshua struggle to later within the yr.

“We’re not paying Wilder to step apart. It’s higher to do away with him and go about our enterprise. We are able to make the Fury-Joshua struggle for November or December.”

With Arum representing Fury this clearly seems like an abrupt halt to plans for a summer season Fury-Joshua struggle in Saudi Arabia which carried an amazing web site charge. Fury’s final struggle got here towards Wilder in February 2020, when he stopped Wilder in seven rounds to realize the WBC title.


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