Deontay Wilder set to earn £60m for Tyson Fury fight and is 'biding his time' for trilogy bout, says ChisoraMarch 8, 2021
DEONTAY WILDER is 'bidding his time' for a trilogy fight with Tyson Fury that will earn him a staggering £60million, according to Derek Chisora.
The former WBC heavyweight king sought legal action late last year to land a third match with The Gypsy King.
Team Fury, however, believe Wilder's rematch clause expired last October and are currently finalising a deal for a heavyweight title unification bout with Anthony Joshua.
But Chisora believes the biggest fight in British boxing history will be delayed by The Bronze Bomber.
He told iFL TV: “Frank [Warren], Bob, and Arum might say the fight is signed.
“The guy with the glasses [Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel], he’s a top dog in boxing, and he knows the law in boxing.
“He hasn’t said anything, has he?
“Because he knows if that fight [between Wilder and Fury], he’s going to get at least $80million (£60m) just sitting down, so he’s biding his time.
“He’s got a three-fight deal. Yeah, the legal side is there, bro.
"I’m telling you, man, we all want this fight [Joshua vs Fury] to happen, but it’s not going to happen now."
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Wilder, 35, hasn't fought since losing the WBC strap to Fury in February 2020.
Chisora reckons it's only a matter of time before the Olympian returns to the ring, adding: “Wilder is going to come back, he’s taking his time.
"He’s a wounded animal right now, his pride is off ‘to this day.’
"So his pride is off the key, and things are not happening right. So he’ll come back anyway."
Despite the very real prospect of Wilder's legal action scuppering plans for Joshua facing Fury in the summer, Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn is confident the fight will come to fruition.
Last month, he told Sky Sports: "That's a problem and a question really for Top Rank, and Bob Arum.
"We've been assured by them, that's not going to be an issue in making this fight.
"I do believe that Deontay Wilder, he was supposed to be fighting in January.
"Now we're in the middle of February, so how much longer is he going to wait?
"He's been out of the ring for a year now, and he's slowly imploding in every single interview that he gives. He should get back in the ring.
"That's a Fury problem, a Team Fury problem. We're confident that it won't impact our fight, or the announcement."
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