As we reported prior with our belief that the huge rematch that was to make the trilogy between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, our view is echoed by Fury’s manager Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions that it will NOT happen in 2020.
Speaking to BT Sport, Warren said: “He wants to fight for obvious reasons, he’s been training hard as a lot of fighters have.
“It’s not just about the money with him, it’s about getting back out there.
“I think it’s getting to him a bit as it is a lot of fighters. It’s well documented the problems he had getting back and boxing has been his savior.
“We have got to keep him focused that he can fight, he wants to fight.
“If we can’t get the Wilder fight, we have got to look at something else, work between us and work with everyone concerned.
“We have to make sure he says focused, because next year if we get the crowds back, there’s some massive fights.
“We have got to get rid of this Wilder fight, it was supposed to take place in June or July and at the moment it doesn’t look like it will take place this year.
“Unless Bob Arum pulls a rabbit out the hat and puts it on in the States, but I think he will struggle to do that because they are in the same boat as us with no crowds.
“The last fight got the highest ever grossing fight to take place in Vegas, that is a massive amount of money, £20million, and that’s not going to be there.
“So you’ve got to find it so the guys can get the purses they are looking for.”
“At the end of the day all I care about is Tyson, that his welfare and well-being is being catered for.
“So somehow we got to get him out, get our thinking caps on and get our hands in someone’s pockets and get it on.
“He’s the best he’s ever looked, and more importantly he is on it mentally, and I don’t want him to lose that edge.
And I don’t want him to get despondent about it, so we all got to work together to make sure something happens.
“Some time next week we will work it out, say ‘right these are the options, what do you want to do’, and it’s going to be his decision.
“He’s the champion and he is the driving seat. Next week we will see what we got.”
With Fury vs Wilder 3 seriously delayed, it will only further delay or lower the chance of Fury vs Anthony Joshua. How things could be so good, but like so many potential fights in boxing history, they may not never happen.