Deontay Wilder could be in for a £5.65million cut of Anthony Joshua’s huge fight with Tyson Fury after a US court ruled in his favour.
A trilogy fight clause in the American’s contract with the Gypsy King must be honoured by September 15, it has been decided.
However many within the boxing world reckon a payout will suffice to keep the Bronze Bomber at bay.
According to ring journalist Gareth A Davies, a deal including £5.65m and an agreement to fight at a later date may have to be thrashed out.
He told his Instagram: “It is a civil case so I think they can still sign the fight between Fury and Joshua.
“Wilder may get potentially $5m to $8m (£3.5m to £5.65m) and perhaps even an agreement to fight going forward.”
Fury, 32, thrashed Wilder in their February 2020 rematch, following a controversial draw in their first bout, and were due to fight for a third time.
The Gypsy King’s team claimed six months ago that the clause had expired amid the coronavirus pandemic.