‘He will want a rematch and I will have that’: Tyson Fury insists he wants to face Deontay Wilder AGAIN at 70,000-seater Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas… with Anthony Joshua the outsider to face the Gypsy King next
- Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder to become the WBC heavyweight champion
- The Gypsy King admits a third fight with Wilder now could be on the horizon
- Talk of a trilogy fight would mean putting a bout with Anthony Joshua on hold
- READ: Sportsmail’s fight report on the bell from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Tyson Fury has admitted that a third and final fight with Deontay Wilder is on the cards after beating the American to claim the WBC title in emphatic fashion.
The 31-year-old put on a boxing masterclass in Las Vegas to stop Wilder in his tracks, picking up the TKO victory in the seventh round after the Bronze Bomber’s corner threw the towel in.
In the aftermath of his impressive display, the Gypsy King claimed that a trilogy with Wilder can happen with the Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas already being touted as a possible venue.
Tyson Fury (left) has admitted that a third and final fight with Deontay Wilder is on the cards
Should a third fight go ahead, the Gypsy King wants the fight to be held at Raiders Stadium
Fury revealed earlier this week that the loser of Saturday’s fight would be granted another rematch if they so pleased, which now leaves the ball in Wilder’s court.
TYSON FURY’S NEXT OPPONENT
Deontay Wilder – 11/10
Anthony Joshua – 4/1
Dillian Whyte – 13/2
Oleksandr Usyk – 8/1
Adam Kownacki – 8/1
Joseph Parker – 12/1
Daniel Dubois – 16/1
Charles Martin – 33/1
Alexander Povetkin – 33/1
Dereck Chisora – 50/1
Joe Joyce – 50/1
Stipe Miocic – 100/1
*Odds courtesy of Betfair
Speaking to BT Sport in his dressing room after the win, Fury said: ‘People look at my fat belly and my bald head and they think I cannot fight.
‘I had my mental problems and issues and I was out of the ring three years. But he was fighting the real Gypsy King this time.
‘I expect he will want a rematch and I will have that. Great fights should have trilogies. And I want it here, just across the road, at the Raiders Stadium outdoors in front of 70,000’.
As part of the bi-lateral rematch clause Wilder has the 30-day window to state his intention for a re-match which would take place as a headline event in the summer.
Should Wilder decide to trigger the rematch clause in his contract, it would mean a Battle of Britain clash with Anthony Joshua will be put on the back-burner.
Joshua is the bookmakers’ second favourite to fight Fury after Wilder despite the appeal of a unification fight in the heavyweight division later this year.
Fury showed his true calibre by pulling off the stunning performance inside the MGM Grand
Fury and Wilder fought out a draw during their first meeting in December 2018 in Los Angeles
Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that Joshua is desperate to make the fight happen following Fury’s win.
Joshua, the IBF, WBA and WBO belt holder, is due to face Kubrat Pulev in June but is ready to sidestep that to make the fight everyone wants and agree to an all-British showdown with Fury.
‘I’ve already spoken to AJ and he wants to go into this fight next,’ Hearn declared to TalkSport in the aftermath of Fury’s win.
‘We have to make this fight happen. We will never, ever get the chance for two Brits to fight for an undisputed heavyweight world championship.
‘I promise you we will do everything we can to make this fight. It has to happen.’
Hearn acknowledges that Wilder is highly likely to take up the rematch, given his current lack of high calibre options following the humilation.
Eddie Hearn is now desperate for Anthony Joshua to face Tyson Fury in the ring
‘I don’t think anyone wants to see a third fight because it was that conclusive but we will see if he exercises that clause,’ Hearn added.
‘I probably expect Wilder to do that – I don’t see where else he has to go.
‘But our mandatory [IBF] challenger, Kubrat Pulev, is also promoted by Bob Arum, like Tyson Fury, so there is a very easy manoeuvre there if Wilder doesn’t accept the rematch to go straight into this undisputed fight in the summer. That is what we have to push for initially.’
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