Tyson Fury has goaded Deontay Wilder with the message “You big dosser” ahead of their eagerly-awaited trilogy fight later this year.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ was as vocal as ever ahead of the first two bouts between the pair, a controversial draw in Los Angeles in December 2018 and Fury’s convincing seventh-round TKO in February 2020.
But since suffering the first defeat of his professional career he has been virtually silent on social media, with some experts questioning whether the third bout would even happen.
Wilder’s manager Shelley Finkel though has stated categorically that Wilder will fight after exercising the rematch clause, but there is still no definite date for the bout.
Fury took to social media just hours after calling out British rival Anthony Joshua, to do the same to Wilder (42-1-1).
He posted an Instagram video with no sound and an image of a screen full of Furys chanting the phrase “You big dosser”.
At this stage Saturday December 19 is still favourite for Fury vs Wilder 3, but the initial favoured venue of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas looks highly doubtful.
The $2billion facility is the brand-new home of the National Football League’s (NFL) Las Vegas Raiders, and the team has said it will be closed to fans for the entirety of the football season.
Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum has already said that if the fight cannot happen on December 19 there is a contingency plan to stage it in Asia on the first weekend in February.
Arum has also consistently said the bout cannot happen behind closed doors given the financial revenue at stake. Fury vs Wilder 2 raked in almost $17million through the turnstiles – a record for a heavyweight bout.
Fury’s other co-promoter Frank Warren has said Fury is set on fighting before the end of this year, while any delay in this bout could have a knock-on effect for that massive potential unification showdown with Joshua.