There are strong indications that the much-awaited fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has suffered a setback following a court pronouncement ordering Fury to fight Deontay Wilder before facing Joshua.
EveryEvery.ng Sports desk gathered that Judge Daniel Weinstein ruled that Fury must fight Wilder again by September 2021 after failing to agree to a third bout against the American.
Meanwhile, Wilder’s team have remained silent amid the court order asking Fury to face the American before an undisputed world title fight against Joshua.
Before the court ruling, Tyson Fury announced that his massive summer heavyweight showdown with Joshua would take place in Saudi Arabia on August 14 (read more here).
However, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn had expressed optimism that the arbitration would not disrupt plans for the Fury fight.
You will recall that Fury stopped Wilder in February 2020 to claim the WBC title. Still, a contracted third fight failed to materialise after they delayed until the end of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and both teams entered arbitration.