Fury v Wilder 3: ‘AJ v Fury collapse not a surprise’
Mick Hennessy has said the Tyson Fury court ruling that collapsed the undisputed world title against fellow Brit Anthony Joshua was not a surprise.
Fury will face Deontay Wilder for the third time after an arbitration judge ruled Fury should face Wilder next, collapsing the plans for the highly anticipated Anthony Joshua fight.
The third fight between Fury and Wilder will take place in Las Vegas on July 24, while Joshua has been ordered to make a mandatory WBO title defence against Oleksandr Usyk.
- Hennessy was not surprised AJ v fury fight collapsed
- Fury has been told to face American Deontay Wilder
- Fury v Wilder 3 fight will take place on July 24 in Las Vegas
Hennessy said he expected the collapse of the AJ v Fury fight in Saudi Arabia on August 14.
He told Sky Sports: “I wasn’t surprised one little bit really, because you’ve got to realise that Deontay Wilder has got very, very capable and extremely professional people in Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon and although they haven’t joined the circus, they’ve been sitting in the background, doing their due diligence, and not mouthing off.
“They’ve been quietly working away in the background and when you know how good and how capable these people are – I knew something like this was going to come out, 100 per cent.
‘No deals during arbitration’
Hennessy says he wouldn’t have committed to a fight while the court proceedings were ongoing.
“Would I have done something different? Yeah, 100 per cent,” said Hennessy.
“You can’t put deals together while there is an arbitration in place. That’s way too presumptuous. It’s crazy.
“Maybe during that period, if they were able to fight in other fights, especially Joshua.
“Joshua could have been working this whole time, couldn’t he.”
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