Warren says he’s willing to pay Wilder that he doesn’t want the third fight

Frank Warren - Tyson Fury (Photo: PuzzlePix Photo Agency)

There is some contradiction between the new heavyweight WBC World Champion Tyson Fury’s two promoters, Bob Arum and Frank Warren. While Arum wants a third fight between Fury and Wilder, Warren wants a unifying fight with Anthony Joshua. Warren had said this long before Fury had defeated Wilder. He expects a huge battle between Fury and Joshua, which would generate record interest, especially in the UK. The IBO / IBF / WBO / WBA Super Champion Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn want this, but it all depends on Wilder.

The contract between Wilder and Fury in the second fight contains a rematch clause that allows the loser of the rematch to decide whether he wants a third fight. So, in this case, Wilder can decide whether to try to regain his WBC belt. And Wilder will certainly use the clause.

Frank Warren says he talked to Wilder’s manager and thinks it will be third fight. Wilder is sure he’ll defeat Fury next time. However, Fury’s management is willing to pay Wilder an eight-figure amount to step aside and create a title match with Joshua. Even so, if Wilder insists on another fight, they have nothing to wait for. According to Warren, though, Joshua and Fury may still get the title fight at the end of the year.

Joshua is supposed to defend the title against Kubrat Pulev in June. The third Wilder – Fury match, if any, will take place around June-July, at least so far. But Joshua has to defend the title this year, even at WBO. It would be a big bang for the Fury – Joshua fight if the undisputed championship title is at stake and all Joshua ‘s belts are needed.