Deontay Wilder can beat Tyson Fury easily — George Foreman

Ruben Hill
April 4, 2020

Joshua's scheduled world title defense against Kubrat Pulev on June 20 will likely be delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, while Wilder activated a clause for a third fight against Fury, which has already been delayed to a scheduled date in October. I think it's pretty straightforward and obvious. "You never get bored of beating Deontay Wilder, obviously". You just have to take a step back.

Both Fury and Joshua are contractually committed to their next fights - Fury against Wilder and Joshua against Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - but the report details how Team Fury are assessing whether their fighter can get out of his arrangement to accelerate a unification. That's a conversation to be had with Bob Arum and Al Haymon to see if that's even possible.

In response to the Metro report, an official statement from MTK Global, Top Rank and Queensberry Promotions said: 'Tyson Fury is the globally recognised number one heavyweight in the world and the current Lineal, WBC and Ring Magazine champion.

"Right now our plan is to fight Pulev in June or July, then fight Fury or whoever holds the WBC belt at the time", Hearn said.

"It wouldn't be ideal for AJ boxing in December to have been out for a whole year going into a fight like that, but I don't think he would have a problem with it". At the same time, I think there's so much uncertainty at the moment, this is the kind of situation that might make people say - 'I think now is the time'.

"It wouldn't be great to come back to our sport with a fight like that ensured, cemented".

"I don't think it's a hard fight to make, really not". But ultimately, if Wilder does not step aside, there is no conversation.

Fury, unbeaten as a professional, added: "So I was quite proud of the performance and I'm really looking forward to getting all this coronavirus out of the way and the world getting back on track and getting back to my job".

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