Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 press conference date reported as pair prepare to come face-to-face for first time since rematch and subsequent cheating allegations
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will reportedly meet face-to-face for the first time since their rematch at a press conference next Tuesday, June 15.
The heavyweights are going to be together to officially announce their July 24 trilogy contest.
They have not been in each others’ presence since the night of their second bout – February 20, 2020.
In that contest, Fury floored Wilder twice and forced his corner to throw in the towel.
The Brit took the American’s WBC title, embraced him in the ring afterwards and left the arena.
However, things have taken a far darker turn since.
Wilder activated his contractual clause to force an immediate third fight, but the pandemic interrupted those plans.
When it got to the end of 2020, Fury’s camp announced that they believed the contract had now expired and so they were moving on to target an undisputed showdown Anthony Joshua instead.
Wilder activated the dispute resolution provision within their contract, taking the matter to arbitration where a retired judge presided over the issue.
He also came out and accused Fury of cheating in their rematch.
Just as AJ vs Fury was fully agreed for August 14 in Saudi Arabia, the arbitrator ruled that Fury owed Wilder a third fight.
Now, according to BoxingScene, they will come face-to-face again next Tuesday.