Former WBC champion promoter of Tyson Fury is not surprised by the unfolding in a boxing drama that has been filling the headlines for months and stealing the attention of the martial arts world. Mick Hennessy commented these days on the decision of the arbitral tribunal according to which Deontay Wilder won the third match with the 'Gypsy King' and ruined the plans for the match to unite all the heavyweight titles.
The team of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, after months of negotiations, delighted fans with the information that the two world champions will fight on August 14 in Saudi Arabia, but last week everything changed. Namely, Wilder won the favor of the arbitrator who decided that Fury must comply with the contractual clause on their third meeting.
"I'm not surprised at all by this outcome because you have to understand that behind Deontay Wilder are very, very capable and extremely professional people like Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon." "Although they didn't join the circus, they did their job in silence in the background," Hennessy commented for Sky Sports.
If they asked Mike; Fury’s team led by promoters Frank Warren (Queensberry) and Bob Arum (Top Rank) had to wait for a settlement with Wilder before any serious negotiations could take place. "I knew something like this was going to happen.
I was 100 percent convinced when you look at how capable Wilder's people are. I'm not at all surprised." "I'd definitely play it differently (from Fury's team). You just can't make deals while there's arbitration.
It's cheeky and that's crazy. Joshua? Well he could have been active all this time and participated in other fights, "Hennessy concluded.
Fury vs Usyk
Eventually, Fury will, as things stand, fight Wilder on July 24, while Joshua could wait to meet Oleksandr Usyk.
It’s really fascinating how it’s possible in such a serious sport to get into situations like this. A big mistake was made by the organizers and the teams of both fighters. Certainly, one should have waited with the trial and then made a decision but it seems that haste always leads to such outcomes.
Most boxing fans are disappointed after this kind of news and the question is when will we watch the match between Fury and Joshua in. This will be an additional motive for Fury to try to beat Wilder once again and thus take revenge on him for this scenario. Still, some doubt that this scenario is exactly what Fury wanted.