Boxing: Deontay Wilder seeking mediation for trilogy bout with Tyson Fury

Bronze Bomber from Alabama
  • Tyson Fury is currently pushing ahead with the first defence of his WBC title
  • The Gypsy King is expected to fight at the Royal Albert Hall on December 5
  • But reports claim Deontay Wilder’s camp are attempting to force a trilogy fight
  • Fury abandoned discussions with Wilder after failing to agree on a date
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19

Deontay Wilder seeking mediation for trilogy bout with Tyson Fury.

Deontay Wilder is attempting to force Tyson Fury into a trilogy fight through mediation, according to reports.

Fury is pushing ahead with plans to make his homecoming and the first defence of his WBC title – after beating Wilder in February via a seventh-round stoppage – at the Royal Albert Hall on December 5.

But The Athletic claim Wilder’s camp have initiated a dispute resolution provision in an attempt to enforce the third fight, which would put Fury’s homecoming at risk.

Fury’s US-based promoters Top Rank and the Gypsy King himself claim that they are no longer legally obligated to comply with the rematch clause that was inserted in their contract for their fight in Las Vegas nine months ago.

The report claims a judge that is retired will act as mediator and will review the contracts that were signed ahead of Fury v Wilder II.

The trilogy bout had originally been scheduled for October but the inability to have a crowd in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic saw it pushed back, before discussions were abandoned after failing to settle on a date and the expiration of Wilder’s rematch clause.