Tyson Fury puts Anthony Joshua unification bout in doubt with Deontay Wilder rematch claim

Tyson Fury has hinted he will face Deontay Wilder in a rematch after his remarkable performance on Saturday evening. Fury beat Wilder in the seventh round in Las Vegas, with the American’s camp throwing in the towel. Fury floored Wilder twice before the towel came in with the Gypsy King securing the WBC heavyweight title.

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn immediately called for Fury to face the IBF, WBA and WBO champion later this year.

“Fury was brilliant, and the tactics from [his trainers] Sugarhill Steward and Andy Lee were spot on,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“For me, we should go straight into AJ v Fury next. No one wants to see a third fight [between Fury and Wilder].”

However, speaking at his post-fight press conference, Fury admitted he could end up facing Wilder again in a trilogy fight.

Fury 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.”

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

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Deas admitted Wilder will want a rematch to regain his WBC heavyweight title.

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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