02 November 2020 16:30
After Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder in their heavyweight title bout earlier this year, most boxing fans assumed that we had just witnessed the second fight in an eventual trilogy. The third fight appeared to be agreed to, with only dates needing to be set, with some suggestions that the fight could come as early as this summer. Then COVID-19 happened, the world got turned upside down, and no fight ever came. According to a furious Deontay Wilder post on Twitter on Saturday, that third fight still isn't happening. Wilder accused Fury of trying to "weasel out" of their rematch, suggesting that Fury will fight challenger Carlos Takam in London on December 5, and not Wilder.
For their part, Fury's camp has not announced who the fight will be against on December 5, though Wilder would probably know if it was him, one would sort of have to think. In a video and series of posts, Warning: Explicit language below. It reads: