Reports this week suggested the deal had switched from a two-fight contract to a single bout and that negotiations were close to completion for the fight to be staged in Saudi Arabia later this year, with each fighter due to receive a minimum £75m.
However, Arum says Fury is now considering a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder, the American whom Fury knocked out in the seventh round of their fight in February 2020 to claim the WBC world title.
“Maybe we’ll breathe some life into Wilder, and Fury will fight Wilder and Joshua will fight (WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr) Usyk,” said Arum to BoxingScene.
“Eddie Hearn is busy trying to sell the London Bridge. Let me tell you – last time I talked to Eddie was early last week and he said he was going to have a signed agreement from the Saudis in 24 hours. Well, he’s a little late.
“Wouldn’t you be pessimistic if you haven’t heard from him or anybody for a week? We’re the promoter with Frank (Warren) of Fury and we haven’t heard from Eddie in a week.”
Wilder stoked the flames of a potential trilogy fight with Fury, posting on Instagram: “The action of harming someone because they have harmed oneself; Revenge.”
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