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Whyte last week pulled out of his scheduled fight with Wallin this Saturday, citing a shoulder injury.
Tyson Fury believes he is the greatest heavyweight of his era after producing a scintillating display to beat Deontay Wilder in a boxing classic.
Wilder was knocked down in the third round and appeared to be on his way out, but he improbably rallied to knock down Fury twice in the final minutes of the fourth.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III: After controversial draw and classic win, here comes the threepeat
The first fight between Wilder and Fury was a controversial draw. Fury won the rematch, a result Fury could not accept, instead spouting conspiracy theories. But on Sunday, expect Fury to break Wilder down physically and mentally.
Fury puts his World Boxing Council heavyweight belt on the line in Las Vegas on Saturday when he meets Wilder for the third time
Fury, the undefeated World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, faces Wilder in a trilogy fight in Las Vegas on 9 October in his first bout since dethroning the 35-year-old from Alabama
Talks of a unification 'superfight', which went on for months, appeared to be on the brink of ending in an agreement earlier this year only for a United States arbitrator to rule Fury had to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time.
The latest punch to the fans’ you-know-what in this most brutal of sports took place over the weekend when boxing legend Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield took on MMA icon Vito Belfort in an “exhibition” under the Triller Fight Club banner.
The 31-year-old British pugilist is set to go toe to toe with the undefeated Ukrainian former undisputed cruiserweight world champion at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on 25 September.
Tyson Fury tests positive for COVID-19, title showdown against Deontay Wilder pushed back to 9 October
The bout for Fury's World Boxing Council crown will still be fought at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The combat sports calendar is crowded for much of August and September, meaning Fury-Wilder III is likely to happen in October.
After the independent arbitrator ruled on Monday that WBC heavyweight champ Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) must face Wilder, plans for a unification fight between Fury and Joshua were put on hold, said ESPN citing multiple sources.
While the arbitrator's ruling is not a formal court order, it would be deemed enforceable by courts if Wilder and Fury are unable to reach an agreement, reports said.
Saudi Arabia staged the 31-year-old Joshua's rematch against Andy Ruiz, when the Briton regained his WBA, IBF and WBO titles in December 2019, putting him on a collision course with Fury, who became the WBC champion shortly afterwards.
Hearn, who represents Joshua, said the fight is likely to take place on 7 or 14 August. He said 14 August is his preferred date because the Olympic Games in Tokyo will have finished, making the Joshua-Fury fight a bigger “global spectacle.”
Fury has consistently made jibes at Joshua's expense, claiming in January that he would knock out his fellow Brit within two rounds. Last week he said he had stopped training after becoming tired of waiting for the fight to be agreed.
"I'm ready, I'm keen. The next fight I want is Tyson Fury, for the undisputed championship of the world," said Joshua.
Plans for a "Battle of Britain" have accelerated after Joshua, 31, stopped Bulgarian veteran Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round at Wembley Arena on Saturday to retain all three of his belts.
Joshua has a 24-1 career record as he continued to prove his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in June last year was an aberration.
Fury will be facing Deontay Wilder next and may have to defend against WBC Mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte as well.