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Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury won't go ahead until Deontay Wilder allows it, believes Dereck Chisora

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Dereck Chisora does not think that the Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury fight will go ahead until the dispute with Deontay Wilder is put to bed.

Wilder was set to fight Fury again in a trilogy rematch after their February 2020 clash when Fury claimed the WBC belt. The fallout of the controversial stoppage saw the defeated Bronze Bomber accuse both Fury and his own training team of subterfuge.

With the impact of the coronavirus, an arm injury that required surgery for Wilder, and Fury’s impatience, the British fighter declared that he was no longer intending to take part in a third fight, and that dispute has now gone to arbitration to be resolved.

However Chisora thinks that the current delay in announcing a Joshua vs. Fury fight is due to Wilder proving to be an obstacle to any agreement.

“My opinion, I keep telling everyone, you have to understand Deontay Wilder signed a three-fight deal with Tyson,” he told the DAZN Boxing Show.

“Pandemic came, and shut everything down, AJ had his fight with Kubrat Pulev, and the whole hype thing happened with his fight with Fury.

“But don’t forget the three-fight deal with Wilder. It’s not going to happen because he has to fight with Wilder before everything else. So Wilder says I’ll stand aside for 80 million.

“The fight only happens when Tyson Fury fights Deontay Wilder."

“I don’t only want titles, I’ve done the whole title game when I was coming up. I wanted to be British champion, Commonwealth, European. I held a lot of ranked titles. It didn’t do much for me but when I realised I was putting on fights the fans want to see with no titles in it... I prefer fighting for your country basically.”

Dereck Chisora vs. Joseph Parker, as well as Katie Taylor defending her undisputed lightweight title against Natasha Jonas, airs live on DAZN this Saturday, May 1, everywhere except the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, China and Samoa.

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