Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are said to have met face to face for the first time since their revenge at a press conference on Tuesday, June 15.
The heavyweights are going to be together to officially announce their July 24 trilogy contest.
They haven’t been in each other’s presence since the night of their second fight – February 20, 2020.
In this contest, Fury took down Wilder twice and forced his corner to throw in the towel.
The Briton won the WBC title from the American, then kissed him in the ring and left the arena.
However, things have taken a much darker turn since then.
Wilder activated his contract clause to force an immediate third fight, but the pandemic halted those plans.
At the end of 2020, Fury’s camp announced that they believed the contract had now expired and therefore headed for an undisputed Anthony Joshua showdown instead.
Wilder activated the dispute resolution provision in their contract, taking the matter to arbitration where a retired judge presided over the matter.
He also came out and accused Fury of cheating during their rematch.
Just as AJ v Fury was fully agreed for August 14 in Saudi Arabia, the referee ruled that Fury owed Wilder a third fight.
Now, according to BoxingScene, they will come face to face next Tuesday.