01 July 2020

Tyson Fury set for trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder on December 19, but location not yet decided

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is set to defend his crown against Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout on December 19.

The 31-year-old Brit successfully defeated Wilder back in February, putting to bed debate over their controversial draw back in December 2018.

Fury is the hot favourite heading into the third fight (SIPA USA/PA Images)

But the American has a contractual rematch clause which Fury has said he will honour and so The Gypsy King’s promotional team Top Rank are looking at how to make it happen.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Top Rank executive Brad Jacobs said: "We are focusing on December 19 and are hoping that, by then, we are back to a nearly normal situation. That may be a 50 per cent capacity.

"We are looking all over the world, at this point, for the best location for this event. That will be narrowed down and we'll see where it takes us."

A number of locations have been touted as possible places to stage the fight, with China, the Middle East and Australia all rumoured to be in the running.

But Jacobs insists no decision has been made yet despite the huge interest from various territories.

"Not at this point. There are many offers from all over the world," he added.

"It will land where it lands, for whatever reason. At the moment there is no real progress for any specific location."

If Fury beats Wilder again, he will likely face either Anthony Joshua or Dillian Whyte in the first half of 2021.

Whyte is Fury’s WBC mandatory and is due his shot before February next year.

Meanwhile, Joshua and Fury recently reached a ‘financial agreement’ for a two-fight deal, with the first taking place in 2021.

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