Boxing News At Five | Sep 21 2018

Boxing News at Five: Timberlake and Obama nudge Wilder vs. Fury towards LA, Charr ‘cheats’ and we’re spared Oquendo fight

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury could be heading to the Staples Center on December 1, while Manuel Charr vs. Fres Oquendo is no longer a thing thanks to failed PED test
Deontay WIlder vs Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta

A Michelle Obama speech and a Justin Timberlake concert could mean a proposed WBC heavyweight title showdown between Deontay Wilder, 40-0 (39), and Tyson Fury, 27-0 (19), ends up taking place in Los Angeles rather than Brooklyn’s Barclays Center or the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight, supposedly signed and sealed for December 1 (though yet to be officially announced), appeared a natural for either Vegas or New York, but this plan now looks unlikely, according to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times, who reveals Los Angeles’ Staples Center has emerged as the front-runner.

With Obama due at the Barclays Center on December 1, and Timberlake set to take the stage at the T-Mobile Arena that same night, Wilder and Fury will seemingly have to swallow their pride and play second fiddle.