Malik Scott: Deontay Wilder wants the 'blood' of Tyson Fury, not money

"[Deontay] wants the blood [of Tyson Fury], not that step-aside money. Retribution is upon us’.

Within the upcoming days, the heavyweight landscape will become clearer.

As it stands, fans can expect to see Anthony Joshua face mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk while Tyson Fury engages in a third bout against Deontay Wilder.

According to the "Gypsy King", Wilder has asked for $20million to move out of the way of the British blockbuster this summer, something Fury ridiculed.

"What a joke @bronzebomber has become," Fury tweeted. "[He] Asked for 20 million [dollars] to move over #joker.

"Looks like I have to crack his skull again," added the current WBC champion.

Wilder has had a bizarre 15 months since tasting his first professional defeat to Fury.

First he accused the "Gypsy King" of fighting with loaded gloves before firing trainer Mark Breland for throwing the towel in.

Wilder then blamed a 40 pound costume as the reason behind his wobbly legs in the ring.

The American continued with his conspiracy theories by claiming his water had been spiked before entering the bout.

The list goes on…

It left Fury promising to never fight the American again. That was until an arbitration concluded the pair must fight before September 15.

Malik Scott has replaced Breland as Wilder's head trainer and they are currently training ahead of the proposed trilogy bout.

The ex-heavyweight says the "Bronze Bomber" wants the 'blood' of Fury rather than a green note.

"[Deontay] Wilder declined and had no interest in step-aside money," said Scott.

"Y'all dealing with a whole different type motherf***** over here. [Deontay] wants the blood [of Tyson Fury], not that step-aside money. Retribution is upon us'."

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has booked out the Allegiant Stadium - home of NFL's Las Vegas Raiders - for July 24 with restrictions lifting in the fight capital.

Joshua vs Usyk negotiations begin

Joshua, meanwhile, will take on Oleksandr Usyk as it stands. The Ukrainian is the WBO mandatory challenger and according to Eddie Hearn, talks have started.

Usyk's promoter is open to where it takes place.

"Usyk is mandatory for WBO and the only obstacle that made them sanction the interim was the huge unification between Fury and Joshua, Alexander Krassyuk said.

"And if the fight is off then there is no other obstacles and Joshua has to deal with his mandatory.

"If you asked me I would be happy to make the fight in Kiev. This is just my desire to make it," Krassyuk added.

"In London? Well you never know. Maybe another city in the UK or Saudi Arabia or any other spot on planet earth. We'd do it."

Fury given deadline by Hearn

Hearn has given Fury's team a deadline of the end of this week to salvage his prospective summer showdown against Joshua in Saudi Arabia.

Speaking on Matchroom's social media channels, Hearn said: "We can't wait around. We had a deal in place with Tyson Fury and we were told the arbitration wouldn't be an issue, that we could move on with this fight.

"They were wrong and that's on them, that's their responsibility and their problem. We hope they can solve that problem, but we have to look after ourselves and Anthony Joshua.

"We have to maintain the position of unified world champion, and those talks will continue and we want to be in a position by the end of this week to know, are we fighting Tyson Fury or are we moving forward with another option."