Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder proposed rematch date revealed

Deontay Wilder’s rematch with Tyson Fury could take place in the middle of July, according to Top Rank chief Bob Arum.

After losing his WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas last Saturday, Wilder has a 30-day window to activate the rematch clause in his contract.

The Bronze Bomber, who suffered the first defeat of his professional career after his trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel in the seventh round, has already indicated that he wants a third fight with Fury.

Wilder has already faced calls to stand aside which would allow a unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Fury to happen next.

But Arum is adamant that there is enough demand for a third fight between Wilder and Fury and has already targeted a date in July for the event to take place.

‘One hundred percent Fury vs Wilder III will be in America,’ Arum told World Boxing News.

‘MGM has been very good to us and the fight did extraordinarily well.

‘It had a gate of close to $17 million [£13m]. They are already talking about raising the prices so that the gate would be over $20 million [£15.6m].

‘Not to mention, there’s a great appetite for it. We sold every ticket and they were scalping tickets for the fight in the street.

‘So yeah. why wouldn’t we do it again?

‘Wilder, unless he opts out, has the absolute right to call for the third fight based on a 60-40 split.

‘As far as Fury is concerned, and as far as Top Rank are concerned, we are men of our word. We have a contract and we are not running off to fight somebody else.

‘We are not breaking the contract and we are going to honour that contract with Wilder.

‘I think Wilder will give a much better performance in this fight than he did in the last fight.’

Asked about a potential date for the rematch, Arum replied: ‘Yeah, sometime in the summer.

‘But not at the end [of the summer]. Maybe some time, as contracts provide, in the middle of July.’

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