Deontay Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas has exclusively told World Boxing News that his fighter is not guaranteed to be allowed to face Dereck Chisora on June 15, despite the fight being formally announced yesterday.
According to Deas, there was no agreement with Frank Warren that the fight was 100% certain to go ahead and Wilder’s team had stated that there should be a delay in making the fight official.
Wilder was arrested recently and charged with domestic assault over an incident in Las Vegas during ‘May Day’ weekend and Deas believes that the ‘Bronze Bomber’ has to deal with that situation before he can commit to a fight with Chisora.
“I am not sure why the fight was announced,” Deas told World Boxing News.
“We never got a contract and Deontay may have trouble leaving the country right now, his lawyer said due to his recent legal situation.”
Deas also hinted that next month may come too soon for the fight to actually be signed in time to top the Wembley Arena card unveiled by Warren yesterday, but does see the fight as possible in the future.
“I love the fight and hopefully we can do it after all this clears up,” he added.