Former WBC heavyweight champion – Deontay Leshun Wilder could press on his rematch clause in his lost fight against Tyson Fury which will open the door for a trilogy with the Gypsy King in December 2020.
The WBC appeared to open the door for Whyte to potentially face Fury instead of Wilder, with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman saying:
“It could happen if they reach an agreement, and they accept that to happen. It could happen yes.”
But, Shelly Finkel [Wilder’s co-manager] has confirmed that The Bronze Bomber will gain an opportunity to reclaim the WBC belt before the end of 2020.
“Deontay will fight Fury this year,” Finkel told Sky Sports.
Tyson Fury’s manager in the US, Bob Arum [Top Rank] has also proposed December 17 as a possible date for the fight.
Meanwhile, Fury’s UK promoter – Frank Warren has said that he’s aware of a possible third fight, but a finalised date and venue is yet to be decided on.
“All we know is what the contract says, the rematch has to happen, so that’s where we are.
“When and where it happens, it will be decided I think fairly soon, because the fight will have to happen some time this year, towards the end of the year.”
Australia has been mentioned as an alternative venue for the big heavyweight fight.
Deontay Wilder lost his WBC title against Tyson Fury via seventh-round TKO on February 22, 2020 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada.