Deontay Wilder’s team have denied a media report that a third WBC heavyweight title fight against Tyson Fury has been abandoned.
The American heavyweight lost his WBC belt to Fury in February following a seventh-round stoppage loss in Las Vegas, but Wilder is expected to receive a third fight, but a date and venue is yet to be arranged.
Recent claims Wilder no longer has a contractual clause for the trilogy clash, paving the way for Fury to fight Anthony Joshua instead, have been denied by the Alabama man’s co-manager Shelly Finkel.
“They are wrong, we will fight in December,” Finkel told Sky Sports.
Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed last month he was ready to send out a formal contract for the undisputed world title fight between Joshua and Fury, provided that both British rivals won their next fights.
“Fury against Joshua is a big ambition of everybody involved, to be honest,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
0:38 Eddie Hearn says contracts are nearly ready to be sent out for a Joshua-Fury fight
“We want to talk about it, but we also want to take care of business, which is Kubrat Pulev for AJ, and Deontay Wilder for Tyson Fury.