Tyson Fury Announcing Wilder Fight On ESPN Saturday?
Even though the main event is the Undisputed Jr. Lightweight World Title fight between Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor Saturday night on ESPN, the Heavyweights have dominated the conversation this week. And, there is strong likelihood that Top Rank Boxing will announce the rapidly moving Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder third fight on the broadcast.
And, the growing belief is that Tyson Fury will be present to be part of the official declaration that the WBC World Title bout will be July 24th.
It’s been only five days since arbitrator Daniel Weinstein of California ruled in the former champ Wilder’s favor in his legal challenge to enforce the rematch clause for a potential third bout. And, Top Rank, promoter Bob Arum and Fury have basically conceded, quickly that they will move off the long proposed/speculated Undisputed Title bout with England’s Anthony Joshua and will fight in just over two months against “The Bronze Bomber.”
We discussed more on our Big Fight Preview for this weekend about Fury-Wilder III and how it’s come together, so quickly. Click to hear below:
As for Fury, there had been plenty of speculation two weekends ago that he would on the DAZN/Matchroom Boxing broadcast of the Canelo Alvarez/Billy Joe Saunders to announce the Joshua bout for later in the year. However, despite being in the Dallas area for the whole week/weekend, that never happened.
And, it spoke to the fact that Fury and his management didn’t believe that Hearn actually had the guaranteed money secured for the proposed fight. Then, last Sunday, it was Fury himself confirming on social media that he had talked to Saudi Prince personally, who guaranteed the money. And, he was now ready for the Joshua fight.
Yet, Monday came and with the Weinstein arbitration ruling the Heavyweight boxing universe was rocked.
Arum all but confirmed Thursday afternoon after the final press conference for Taylor-Ramirez that the Fury-Wilder fight will be July 24th and likely at Allegiant Stadium.
So, that brings us back to Saturday night.
And, with Fury back in Las Vegas training, as he has been on and off for the last two months, it seems very fitting that he will make the announcement of the third Wilder fight on their broadcast.
And, that will kickoff the promotion about as big as they could by using the biggest sports outlet in U.S. in primetime on a Saturday night.
While it isn’t for certain, Vegas is a gambling town, and the odds are strong on the limelight loving “Gypsy King” being the guy to make Fury-Wilder III reality tonight.