Deontay Wilder was set to face off against Britain’s WBC champion Tyson Fury for the WBC World Heavyweight Championship in Las Vegas on July 24. Ahead of their boxing match, they had a press conference where they could not stop staring at each other. However, that was cancelled after Tyson Fury tested positive for COVID-19. Tyson Fury also leaked bad news related to Wilder’s health previously.
Deontay Wilder’s fiancée, Telli Swift previously spoke to TMZ Sports and claimed that Tyson Fury’s COVID-19 diagnosis is just him trying to buy time before his fight against Deontay Wilder.
While speaking to Betfred TV at the World Darts Matchplay, Eddie Hearn’s father Barry Hearn talked about the third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
”I’m doubtful. Eddie thinks it will, but then the money that was available last time didn’t do it,” pointed out Hearn.
“I really hope we do, maybe I’m just getting old and cynical, but I really don’t believe anybody anymore.
I listen to a load of rubbish. I’m getting to the age where I don’t want to listen to it anymore.
“I want to say “put up or shut up.” – Get in the ring, give the public what they want. I know AJ is 100 percent there and wants to do it tomorrow. et’s hope Tyson Fury comes through with the same thought process [so we can get the AJ fight on]. Best of luck to him should he ever fight Deontay Wilder as well.”
Hearn questioned the illness excuse used for Fury to postpone the fight, as the ticket sales weren’t what they claimed. “If you have got any common sense, don’t listen to all this nonsense about “we’d sold £15 million worth of tickets”. You can check the inventory online.
“You don’t have to make up things like that. The British public, they’re not idiots. They know,” he concluded.