TYSON FURY has “totally disrespected” Deontay Wilder by arranging a fight against Anthony Joshua, according to Floyd Mayweather’s advisor Leonard Ellerbe.
Despite being battered from pillar to post by Fury before being pulled out by his corner in the seventh round in February, Wilder immediately accepted a trilogy fight.
The pair of course drew their first scrap in December 2018 – with many believing Fury was cheated out of that one.
But in the aftermath of having his WBC title ripped from him, Wilder revealed he needed bicep surgery, putting doubt into the fight happening this year.
July was originally mooted as the month for Part III – but the coronavirus pandemic put paid to that.
But Fury has used lockdown to arrange an undisputed fight against fellow Brit Anthony Joshua.
AJ holds the other world titles, the WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO straps.
But Ellerbe is not impressed.
The 53-year-old was responding to US boxer Errol Spence Jr telling the The Last Stand Podcast that he was shocked most Americans were rooting for Fury to beat Wilder again to set up the Joshua clash.
Ellerbe then tweeted: “I stand with you Errol Spence Jr. one hundred per cent.
“All involved have totally disrespected Wilder with planning another fight.”
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But Ellerbe will be pleased to hear that Fury’s promoter Frank Warren is adamant the trilogy fight HAS to happen this year.
When asked if the fight can take place before the end of the year, Warren told BT Boxing: “It does have to happen and I’m quite sure both the fighters want it, it’s a long time out of the ring.”
Joshua has a mandatory fight against Kubrat Pulev that is scheduled as his next.