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Hearn: Wilder Missed The Boat, May Not Get Title Shot Until 2022

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, could see Deontay Wilder being squeezed out from the world title picture until 2022.

Joshua, provided he beats mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12, plans to move forward with a two-fight agreement to unify with Tyson Fury, who holds the WBC's world title.

Wilder was stopped in seven rounds by Fury back in February at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

He exercised an immediate rematch clause, with a third fight against Fury being pushed back several times due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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The third fight was being mentioned for a tentative date of December 19, but the venue and location was never finalized.

Fury and his handlers have recently made it clear that Wilder's rematch clause had "expired" - and now they plan to move in a different direction.

Wilder's co-manager, Shelly Finkel, disagrees with their position.

Wilder has been unusually quiet, with no statements being made in several months.

Fury intends to return to the ring on December 5, in the UK, with a voluntary defense.

Because Fury and Joshua could face each other twice in 2021 - Wilder would have to wait for a title shot until at least 2022.

"Wilder? I don't know any fighter that wouldn't want the rematch," Hearn told Sky Sports. "But I want to hear him. He's gone missing.

"[Fury's American promoter] Bob Arum says the contract has expired? What sort of contract was this? We're coming off a global pandemic and the force majeure would cover them. It's all really weird.

"Wilder has missed the boat. He won't get a shot at the world title until 2022 onwards because we are going to have two fights [with Fury] next year if we beat Pulev. Maybe he is done. You wouldn't hold it against him. But I don't understand the situation."

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Comment by el_mas_chingon on 10-30-2020

[QUOTE=JSN006;20845053]LOL stivernes a joke, i think its you who dksab .... facepalm Go away, troll. I don't remember who was better than stiverne at the time and I can mention tons of better fighters than him now, but even if…

Comment by FlyingFJ on 10-29-2020

[QUOTE=JSN006;20845051]No problem at all, but all the crap he talked, always runnin his mouth, pathetic excuses after losing then, and ducking joshua and lying (we all know the truth now come on, even fired dibella for tryin to make it…

Comment by Marchegiano on 10-29-2020

[COLOR="Indigo"]Hearn certainly talks about Wilder a lot for a guy who isn't fighting any of his fighters and has no plans to any time soon.[/COLOR]

Comment by IRONCHINHAGLER on 10-29-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20845265]You don’t get up from a huge Wlad right hand and have a suspect chin, he also took a great left hook from Parker after an intentional head butt and didn’t budge . If your gaming power on A.J then…

Comment by REDEEMER on 10-29-2020

[QUOTE=IRONCHINHAGLER;20843521]Wilder has one punch power....Breazele does not have the same and often slaps. When looking at his Ko ratio - also look at the quality of opposition. He actually went the distance against c-level Fred Kassi. He may have had…

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