Deontay Wilder has deadline to activate Tyson Fury rematch as trilogy fight talked up

Deontay Wilder has 30 days to exercise a clause in his contract to trigger a trilogy fight with Tyson Fury. The Gypsy King put on a show in Las Vegas on Saturday night to secure the WBC heavyweight title. Fury floored Wilder twice before the American’s camp threw in the towel in the seventh round.

Wilder was furious after the stoppage, insisting he could have continued to fight.

Fury has also revealed he’s open to fighting the American again after dominating in Vegas on Saturday night.

It’s understood Wilder has 30 days to decide on whether he’ll trigger the rematch clause in his contract.

The trilogy would take place later this year, which would delay a possible blockbuster fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Fury was vocal after his win, insisting he’s willing to face Wilder again despite dominating the American in Vegas.

He said: “I need to enjoy this victory and Deontay will need to recover from this fight.

“But I’m sure he’ll want the rematch because he can always knock someone out with one punch.

“Tonight was my night and I was never going to let anyone take it from me.

“I’m my own worst critic and even though it was a fantastic performance, I know I can do better.

“I’m a quick learner and I’m going to get back to work.”


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Wilder’s head trainer Jay Deas insisted it wasn’t him who threw in the towel, it was instead his co-trainer Mark Breland.

Deas said: “Mark Breland threw in the towel, I didnt think he should have.

“Deontay is a go out on his shield kind of guy.

“He did not want that, Deontay is a fearsome puncher and he does always have that shot to land a big shot and turn things around.

“Deontay is doing well and he’ll be back and all the better for it. But congratulations to Tyson and his team.


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“The head coach doesn’t always call the play.

“Mark said something about throwing the towel in and I said don’t do that. The fight went a little longer and I saw the towel go in.

“I haven’t seen Mark to talk about it but we will talk about it.

“I absolutely think he will want to rematch.

“These guys have put on two tremendous fights already. I think the fans will want it, I think we will want it and I think they (Fury’s team) will want it.”

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