Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder may take place at Sydney

The heavyweights were working towards a third fight for July in Las Vegas, but the global coronavirus pandemic forced those plans to be scrapped and now they're fielding offers from countries eager to host the bout.

Earlier this month, Fury's co-promoter Bob Arum told Sky Sports UK that Macau and Australia were two potential options, and the latter now seems the preferred option, with Lonergan working through plans to stage the fight downunder. 

Arum previously promoted Manny Pacquiao's fight against Jeff Horn, who is promoted by Lonergan in Brisbane, Australia.

Fury dominates Wilder to win title

There was no repeat of their contentious December 2018 draw as Fury overwhelmed the previously undefeated champion before Wilder's corner threw in the towel in the seventh round on Saturday.

The Brit took a 42-pound weight advantage into a bout he described as the biggest the division had seen in 50 years and delivered on his promise to seek a knockout in Las Vegas.

Fury landed huge blows from the first bell, sending Wilder to the canvas in rounds three and five and at one point licking his opponent's blood-stained neck.

Joshua could face Fury or Wilder

Joshua regained his WBA, IBF and WBO belts from Andy Ruiz Jr in December in a heavyweight rematch contested in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

While Joshua's next fight is set to be against Kubrat Pulev, the Briton's promoter Hearn has talked up the possibility of a meeting with the victor of Fury-Wilder II, which takes place in Las Vegas on February 22, later in 2020.

Fury predicts Wilder KO in two

Fury and Wilder will finally face off again at MGM Grand on February 22 in their highly anticipated rematch, having drawn their first fight in December 2018.

Unsurprisingly, the Brit (29-0-1) believes he will be successful, predicting a second-round KO of Wilder.

"Deontay knows he was rocked three or four times in the last fight and I didn't have the gas to finish him. This time I can turn that screwdriver until he is gone," he told a news conference on Monday.

Fury hits back at Wilder

Former unified world champion Fury and Wilder are due to due battle for a second time on February 22 after their first fight last December was declared a draw.

Wilder taunted the Brit by claiming he never wanted a rematch and is "running" as he prepares to face Luis Ortiz at the MGM Grand on November 23.

Fury hit back by stating he is gunning for the American after making a winning WWE debut against Braun Strowman last week.

Fury knows WWE appearance could scupper Wilder rematch

Lineal heavyweight champion Fury is to face Braun Strowman at WWE's Crown Jewel show in Saudi Arabia on October 31.

The 'Gypsy King' is pencilled in to face Wilder in February, with the two having fought to a contentious draw during their first meeting for the latter's WBC strap last December.

Fury, though, says he is not looking beyond his current run with WWE and that any thoughts of Wilder can wait.

"Potentially [the Wilder fight is at risk], anything can happen in a ring," Fury told ESPN's Get Up.

Wilder unimpressed by Fury's win

Fury returned to the ring for the first time since his thrilling draw with Wilder in December and he made light work of the previously unbeaten Schwarz in Las Vegas.

After the victory, Fury said he intended to fight once more before seeking a rematch with WBC title-holder Wilder.

Yet Wilder, who, like Fury, is still yet to taste defeat, was less than impressed by his display on Saturday given who he defeated.

"It was a cool performance; It wasn't much of an opponent," Wilder told The Athletic.

Joshua: Ruiz as dangerous as Wilder

WBA, IBF and WBO champion Joshua was originally set to face Jarrell Miller in a heavyweight showdown in New York City on June 1, but that bout was scrapped after Miller failed drugs tests.

Ruiz stepped up to take Miller's place, with the American-born 29-year-old – who is of Mexican heritage – having won 32 of his 33 professional fights.

On Wednesday, Joshua urged current WBC champion Wilder to clear the path for an undisputed heavyweight title fight, should the Briton beat Ruiz.

Joshua wants Wilder fight – trainer

Joshua makes his seventh world title defence and United States debut when he takes on Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday.

And coach Rob McCracken wants the IBF, WBA and WBO champion to make a blockbuster showdown with Wilder his next priority amid calls from promoter Eddie Hearn for "excuses" to be set aside.

The American gave a stunning exhibition of his power earlier this month, taking just 137 seconds to knock out Dominic Breazeale and defend his WBC heavyweight title.

"It will happen," McCracken told Sky Sports.

Wilder asks for patience over Joshua fight

Wilder needed just 137 seconds to knock out Dominic Breazeale and retain his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday, improving his record to 41-0-1.

The American drew with Tyson Fury in December and there were calls for a rematch with the Brit or bout against WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua.

Wilder – whose knockout of Breazeale was the 40th of his career – said a fight with Joshua would happen, but he remains unsure when.