Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 targeted for 19 December

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder

Fury beat Wilder in February (Picture: Getty)

Tyson Fury’s rescheduled trilogy showdown with Deontay Wilder is being targeted for 19 December, according to Top Rank executive Brad Jacobs.

Wilder and Fury were set to go to war for the final time this month in Las Vegas before the coronavirus pandemic forced most of the world to go into lockdown.

Boxing has returned behind closed doors in America and will do the same in the UK this month, but it unclear when the world’s biggest fights will resume.

Fury is co-promoted by American promotional company Top Rank and Jacobs revealed they had a date in mind and are hopeful a crowd will be in attendance.

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‘We are focusing on December 19 and are hoping that, by then, we are back to a nearly normal situation,’ he told Sky Sports.

‘That may be a 50 per cent capacity.

‘We are looking all over the world, at this point, for the best location for this event. That will be narrowed down and we’ll see where it takes us.’

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Fury will be the favourite in the third fight (Picture: Getty)

Fury is the WBC and lineal champion following his victory over Wilder in their rematch in February and will be hot favourite for their third fight.

Wilder has vowed to come back stronger after the first defeat of his career and even suggested he won’t recognise Fury as champion until after their final meeting is concluded.

Bob Arum has suggested Fury-Wilder 3 could be in America, although coronavirus cases are continuing to soar in the United States.

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