Tyson Fury appeared to brush off concerns over losing out on his mega-fight with Anthony Joshua as his wife Paris jetted into Florida to join him in his American-based fight camp.
World heavyweight champion Fury could be set to lose out on a massive £53million+ payday – but he seemed in fine form as wife Paris arrived in the US for a visit.
Fury posted a photo with wife Paris, who he married in 2009 before finding fame and fortune in boxing, to his 4.2 million followers with the caption: “Wow! Look what I bumped in to in Miami the hottest blonde about.
“Paris Fury my queen has arrived… USA.”
Predictably, the comment section was filled with posters looking for information about what’s happening with the Joshua fight, but Fury has yet to reply to any speculation.
Paris Fury has joined her husband in the US
Paris Fury has joined her husband in the US ( Image: gypsyking101/Instagram)
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Last night, the boxing world was shook by news that an arbitration case had ordered that the Gypsy King must face the American for a third time.
Fury knocked out Wilder last February to become heavyweight world champion for a second time, but was contracted to offer his rival a rematch.
They had tentatively set a July 18 fight date, but that was scrapped due to the coronavirus crisis and pushed back to first October and then December before it was again postponed, prompting Fury to walk away.
He turned his attention to fellow world champion Anthony Joshua and their undisputed clash was scheduled for August 14 in Saudi Arabia.
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But Wilder disputed Fury’s right to walk away from his contract and took his grievances to arbitration with retired judge Daniel Weinstein examining the case.
He has now reported his findings and ordered a third fight, according to The Daily Star.
Team Fury, which includes veteran promoters Frank Warren and Bob Arum, will now have to decide whether to drop the Joshua fight, which is worth hundreds of millions of pounds, to fight Wilder, or pay him a ‘step aside’ sum that could reach £14m.
An official announcement for Joshua-Fury was expected this week after weeks of promises from Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn and a recent Instagram video where Fury confirmed it was to take place on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.
In a video posted on social media he said: “I have got some massive news. I have just got off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia and he told me this fight is 100% on, 14 August.”
Fury, who is the undefeated WBC heavyweight champion, added: “All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I cannot wait, I repeat, cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all-time.
“This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet Earth. Do not miss it.”
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