Deontay Wilder will discover in May if he is entitled to a third meeting with Tyson Fury, according to the Gypsy King’s US promoter Bob Arum.

Top Rank supremo Arum expects the arbitration for the Fury vs Wilder trilogy fight to be settled in May, but does not believe the outcome will interfere with the projected two-fight series between the reigning WBC champion and WBA Super, IBF and WBO title holder Anthony Joshua.

Fury and Wilder had originally agreed to a two-fight deal before the Mancunian halted the American in seven, one-sided rounds in Las Vegas in February 2020. A combination of injury to Wilder and Covid-19 related site issues saw that fight fall through late last year with the Fury side insisting the contract had expired. Former WBC king Wilder disputes this claim and took the fight to arbitration.

“That is in arbitration, and the arbitrator will decide,” Arum told Barbershop Conversations on YouTube.

“No, really and truly, nobody anticipates that there’ll be an injunction. At worst, there might be a claim for damages.

“I think it was scheduled that we’d finally get a determination sometime in May. I can’t go into that [further].”