Deontay Wilder’s manager has broken his silence following news of Tyson Fury being in talks to fight Anthony Joshua. On Thursday, it was reported the newly-crowned WBC heavyweight champion’s management team – MTK Global – are in talks with Joshua’s representatives over a heavyweight title unification fight.
According to ESPN, the long-awaited Battle of Britain is on course to land in Saudi Arabia or “elsewhere” in the Arabian Peninsula in December.
It’s said the offer made to Fury will be enough for him to take home the biggest cheque of his career and pay Wilder to withdraw from their trilogy fight.
The news of Joshua vs Fury, which, if it comes to fruition, will be the biggest fight in boxing history, being in the works was put to the American’s manager Shelly Finkel by ESPN.
Finkel had little to say on the unification fight but was quick to insist his and Wilder’s sole focus remains a third showdown with Fury.
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“Everything is possible,” Arum told Sky Sports.”We are all operating in territory where nobody has experience.
“I’m 88 but I’ve never had the experience to deal with this. We’re feeling our way.
“But everything is possible and nothing is off the table. We have to sit and discuss this, to figure out how to move into the future.
“I can’t predict when Fury vs Wilder will take place or if it will happen.
“Everybody in the UK wants to see the two Brits fighting, Fury and Joshua. When can that happen? I don’t know.
“With or without audiences, we can’t do [the third fight] while Fury can’t get back into the United States due to the travel ban. Wilder couldn’t get into England either.”
Earlier this week, the prospect of Fury paying off Wilder in order to pursue the undisputed heavyweight title was put to Fury’s British promoter Frank Warren, who told Punching.tv: “No (step-aside) offers have been made.
“As far as Tyson’s concerned no offers whatsoever have been made to Wilder or his team. At the moment, there is a contract in place that has to be honoured. I don’t think it will happen until October or November.”