The third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is confirmed to occur next, as World Boxing News has stated since the get-go.
Despite attempts to break contracts for the trilogy and avoid a mandatory with Kubrat Pulev, Anthony Joshua has no chance and battling Fury next.
Handler Eddie Hearn had been continually making statements in the press about a doomed plot to seal a British super-fight.
The truth is, Hearn and Joshua were never in the running at any stage. Both knew this was the case.
Furthermore, with that distinction out of the way, Frank Warren can now decide with their US counterpart Bob Arum when the fight can occur.
Fury vs. Wilder III
Fury vs Wilder III is set to take place back at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, possibly between October 2020 and February 2021.
In a recent chat with BT Sport, Warren finally busted the myths surrounding the eagerly-anticipated third installment.
“There is a contract, and both parties are contracted to that fight (Fury vs Wilder trilogy) taking place,” said Warren.
“I hoped the rematch would happen in July. I expected Tyson to win that and then fight AJ (if agreed) in November or December.
“They’ve been talking about October, but no one knows the date. Every country has a different situation.”
On how long they may have to wait, Warren added: “Vegas is completely shut down. The hotels are shut down. Casinos are shut down. It’s a complete lockdown.
“They’ve laid staff off, so they’ve got to get up and run first, and that isn’t going to happen in a couple of weeks.
“When it gets to the stage that people can mix again or return to work, it will take time. Then you’ve got to look at the impact on disposable incomes.
“Will people want to travel? Do they have the money to fly?
“In an ideal world, we’d love to get it on that date, if not before, but that’s not set in stone.
“The negotiations are done. They were done before the last fight. It’s just getting the date, announcing it, and getting the war on.
“At the moment, we’re in no-man’s land,” he concluded.
Wilder has much to do to get himself back in the reckoning to defeat Fury. The only upside to this is the amount of time ‘The Bronze Bomber’ can spend back at the drawing board.
The 34-year-old’s performance was entirely out of character in the second fight. An outcome that even surprised Fury.
As trilogies usually are, the third bout will be completely different. Furthermore, an encounter closer to the enthralling first meeting is the order of the day.