Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum claims Deontay Wilder’s team ‘never read contracts’ with trilogy fight in balance

TYSON FURY’S promoter Bob Arum has hit out at Deontay Wilder’s management with their trilogy fight on the brink of collapsing.

The Gypsy King announced he had ‘moved on’ after failing to finalise a date in December to take on the American.

Tyson Fury KO’d Deontay Wilder in their second fight in February

Wilder, 35, immediately activated a clause in the contract to land a third fight after his February knockout.

But the coronavirus pandemic and Wilder’s bicep injury meant a date could not be agreed before the rematch clause expired.

Despite this, Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel insisted the show will go on.

But Arum has slammed these suggestions and claimed Finkel hasn’t even bothered to read the contract.

Speaking to iFL TV he said: “Fury has Robert Davis as his lawyer in the UK.

“He’s read the contract. The contract has expired. It’s clear. Shelly can say what he wants.

“You know the thing that’s crazy about it is, the last time I talked to Shelly Finkel was the night of the fight after Wilder had been beaten.

“And I haven’t talked to him since.

Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has hit out at Wilder’s management team

“Shelly hides in the bushes and then when something that he sees as being averse to his fighter or himself happens, then he comes out and makes statements.

“I am sure, I am absolutely sure, not knowing, but I think Shelly Finkel has never read the contract.”

Fury is still likely to fight on December 5 with Carlos Takam his most likely opponent.

He will then prepare for a double header of fights in an all-British showdown with Anthony Joshua next year.

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