Tyson Fury, 32 before beating Wilder to claim the WBC title in February, 2020, after their first meeting ended in a controversial draw had in their contract a third clash between the two heavy weight boxing giants.
The third fight was originally contracted for July 2020 but it was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic and was pushed back until December.
Report further confirms that both sides could not agree on a date. Deontay Wilder’s team wanted to push it back further into early 2021 but Fury did not want to wait any longer.
Dailystar reports that Fury has been in arbitration with the American for months over a contracted third fight between the two heavyweights.
The arbitration court has now ruled in favour of Wilder of a third fight with Fury and to take place this summer – which means the fight against Joshua is in danger of being called off.
According to dailystar, a US judge has now ruled he must take on Wilder again as per the contract.
What this could mean is that if the fight with Joshua in Saudi Arabia on August 14 to go on, Fury might have to pay Wilder a substantial sum to step aside.