Tyson Fury will “seize on but every other battle” sooner than a rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, says the governing body’s president.
A 2nd battle has been anticipated since their first meeting in December, in which Wilder retained his belt after a consuming scheme in Los Angeles.
Final week, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman acknowledged he used to be “assured” the battle would occur.
However on Tuesday, Sulaiman acknowledged the rematch would possibly well be “at a later date”.
“Whereas WBC champion Wilder confirmed his willingness to battle the rematch, Fury will seize on but every other battle with expectations to rating the rematch at a later date,” he wrote on Twitter.
Final week, Britain’s Fury, 29, signed a profitable take care of US broadcaster ESPN and will receive a reported price of £80m for five fights.
It would possibly maybe maybe well form future negotiations with American Wilder extra advanced, given he is aligned with the Showtime network.
The quite quite lots of recognised world heavyweight championship belts – WBA, IBF and WBO – are held by Britain’s Anthony Joshua.
Joshua will protect his titles against American Jarrell Miller at Madison Sq. Backyard on 1 June.