• Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III may not push through this December
  • Fury is looking to have a fight before 2020 ends
  • Fury could opt for a warm-up fight without a title on the line

A cloud of uncertainty hovers over the potential third meeting between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Promoters and broadcasters have yet to announce plans for the WBC world heavyweight clash originally set for December.

Fury’s co-promoter, Frank Warren, has cast doubt on Wilder being the Gypsy King’s next opponent. The clash was originally set for Dec. 19 at the Allegiant Stadium. However, with no audience, the financial viability of holding it has been questioned, ESPN reported.

Warren told BT Sport that unless someone comes up with a truckload of money and assures that it's real, the fight is uncertain.

When word of it came out, Wilder’s team immediately came out to rebuff reports. According to co-manager Shelly Finkel, this statement is false and there will be a fight this December, Sky Sports reported.

"They are wrong, we will fight in December," Finkel said.

As for Fury, Warren said that the WBC world heavyweight champion wants to fight. Fury has kept himself in shape solidly since February and hopes to have a fight this year. But the uncontrollable conditions caused by the coronavirus have raised more questions, particularly in the financial sense.

"My concern is Tyson's welfare and well-being, and delivering what he wants, so he will fight this year. Contractual commitments are what they are, but contracts do not go on forever, and if the fight cannot be delivered within the contractual period, Tyson will move on and maybe revisit the fight another time," Warren said.

With a contract in place, things could get complicated moving forward. Unless both sides come up with a lucrative way out, considering other options will not be that simple.

If Fury is looking to fight before the year ends, he does have several options. A unification bout with Anthony Joshua was raised but holds low chances of succeeding if it will not be lucrative. Hence, a recourse for the Gypsy King is to face someone without the belt on the line. If Warren can pull it off, it would be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Dec. 5.

Deontay Wilder (left) says he is keeping trainer Mark Breland in his corner as he targets a rematch with Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder (left) says he is keeping trainer Mark Breland in his corner as he targets a rematch with Tyson Fury GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AL BELLO