Deontay Wilder told not to be ‘selfish’ and let Tyson Fury face Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder has been told he could land his biggest ever payday if he lets Tyson Fury fight Anthony Joshua instead of insisting on a rematch.

The Bronze Bomber lost his WBC heavyweight title to a dominant Fury on Saturday, and is set to refuse an offer from the Gypsy King to skip the trilogy fight he is entitled to under his contract.

But Wilder has been warned it would be "selfish" of him to insist on completing the trilogy, which began with his drawn fight against Fury in 2018.

And the American has been told the best option would be for him to step aside and let Fury fight WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion Joshua in an all-British heavyweight unifcation bout.

Then, says promoter David Higgins, Wilder could fight the winner.

"Everyone wants to see it [Fury fight Joshua], no one wants to see Fury vs Wilder 3," Higgins told IFL TV.

"If Wilder forces that he’s being selfish."

Fury's promoter Frank Warren has hinted that Saudi Arabia would be the most likely venue for a money-spinning fight between his fighter and Joshua.

Higgins said that could also prove lucrative for Wilder, and had this message for the American: "To Deontay Wilder – no one wants to see a third fight now between you and Fury. Don’t be selfish, let the world see Fury vs Joshua.

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