The head of the Matchroom Boxing promotion company Eddie Hearn believes that the WBC should deprive Tyson Fury of the championship title if his fight with American Deontay Wilder does not take place in October.
The main promoter, who oversees the careers of Tyson Fury’s rivals Anthony Joshua and Dillian White, doubts whether the fight between Fury and Wilder scheduled for October 9 will take place.
Tyson Fury was supposed to fight Wilder on July 24, but he had to pull out of the fight due to infection with the coronavirus after an outbreak in his camp, as a result of which coach Andy Lee also caught the virus.
And Eddie Hearn said that although he wants the fight to take place so that Joshua can fight the winner for the undisputed belt, he is not sure that this will happen.
“I 100 percent want the fight between Fury and Wilder to take place. Because I want the winner to finally be determined in their confrontation, so that we can again try to organize a unification match with Anthony Joshua. But if this does not happen, then the WBC should take action against Fury, namely, deprive him of the title.
Tyson has not boxed since February 2020 and if he does not fight in October, it will be almost two years since his last performance. He should be stripped of his title or transferred to the status of “champion on vacation”. Dillian White has been sitting as the interim champion all this time and waiting for his turn. I understand that the pandemic has made its own adjustments, but when a champion does not perform for two years, then measures need to be taken,” said Eddie Hearn.
Recall that Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will hold their third fight on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.