Fury said on Monday: ‘The Gypsy King is coming home. See you all in December.’
Tyson Fury will fight in the UK in December after saying on Monday that his trilogy clash with Deontay Wilder was off the table.
It means Fury’s fight with Anthony Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight title and all the belts next year has moved a step closer.
Fury said that he had “moved on” after it had been scheduled for him to meet Wilder in December.
Fury, who took the World Boxing Council belt from Wilder in Las Vegas in February by seventh-round stoppage, after a controversial draw in December 2018 in Los Angeles with the American, said on Monday: “The Gypsy King is coming home. See you all in December.”
Fury had earlier claimed that “Wilder and his team were messing around with the date”. The undefeated Briton had explained: “Then they asked me if I would agree to push it to December. I agreed to December 19.
“Then they tried to change the date again into next year. I’ve been training. I’m ready. When they tried moving off December 19 and pushing to next year, enough was enough. I’ve moved on.”
Frank Warren, Fury’s UK-based promoter, also confirmed on Monday that Fury would have a homecoming fight in December – against an opponent yet to be named – and then face Joshua in the two-fight agreed deal through next year.
“Tyson has said enough is enough, he is not going to wait longer and he will fight in London in December. We haven’t finalised who it will be or anything yet, but that is what will happen,” Warren told Talksport. “As far as he is concerned, that contract [with Wilder] is at an end. It can’t go on forever.”
The cancellation paves the way for Fury v Joshua in early 2021, as long as Joshua defeats Kubrat Pulev on Dec 12. Fury-Joshua, for the WBC belt and Ring magazine titles, held by the Lancastrian, and Londoner Joshua’s World Boxing Organisation, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association belts, will be the richest fight of all-time involving two Britons, which could gross over £200 million if crowds are allowed back in by that time.