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Tyson Fury relaxes poolside with wife Paris as Anthony Joshua fight in doubt

Tyson Fury enjoyed a quiet morning at the pool with his wife Paris as his £110m fight with Anthony Joshua slipped away.

Fury was ordered to have a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder before he goes for the unified title, and a July 24 date in Vegas appears to be set.

The heavyweight champion has drawn with and beaten Wilder in their last two fights, but is contractually obliged to give the American a rematch after their February 2020 showdown.

But the ‘Gypsy King’ didn’t appear to be too upset as he enjoyed a quiet morning at the pool with his wife Paris and their kids in Miami today.

Paris, who is pregnant with the couple’s sixth child, flew in to Miami to join her husband in America after he had spent a few weeks training with coach Sugar Hill and brother Tommy Fury.

Manchester native Fury was in preparation for an August 14 fight with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia, that was going to net him well over £55m.

But a decision made in arbitration last night means that he will now face former foe Deontay Wilder on July 24 at Allegiant Stadium – home to the Las Vegas Raiders, with promoter Bob Arum claiming that the Joshua fight will now take place at the end of the year.

Tyson Fury has chosen to stay quiet on the potential cancellation

Joshua, meanwhile, could end up having to face mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk – a cruiserweight great who knocked out Tony Bellew and recently defeated Derek Chisora.

Neither of the top heavyweights have said much publicly about the fight cancellation, with Joshua simply posting a video exercising while Fury posed for pictures and videos with his wife.

It’s being reported that the number required to convince Wilder to step aside and allow the unification fight to happen could be as much as £14m, but Wilder’s coach has claimed that he will insist that the trilogy happen.

Fury knocked out Wilder last February to become heavyweight world champion for a second time, but was contracted to offer his rival a rematch.

They had tentatively set a July 18 fight date, but that was scrapped due to the coronavirus crisis and pushed back to first October and then December before it was again postponed, prompting Fury to walk away.

But Wilder disputed Fury’s right to walk away from his contract and took his grievances to arbitration with retired judge Daniel Weinstein examining the case.

He has now reported his findings and ordered a third fight, according to The Daily Star.




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