Despite Tyson Fury walking away from their trilogy bout, Deontay Wilder is not giving up on his third chance at defeating the Englishman just yet.
It didn’t take Wilder long to activate his rematch clause after losing to Fury in February, with the dates being set for July 18, and October 3, both of which fell through due to Covid-19.
They then decided on doing it December 19 at Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, though that pairing has fallen through as well.
Fury is now a free agent to face who he chooses, and is planning on returning on December 5, in London, England, at the Royal Albert Hall.
Deontay Wilder is not happy about this in the slightest, he wants his trilogy bout with Fury and he wants the chance to avenge those blemishes on his record. He’s 42-1-1, both one’s come to Fury.
Wilder’s manager, Shelly Finkel recently spoke with ESPN about the matter: “Deontay and I would like to have the next fight, as planned, against Fury. We’ll fight him any date, any place.”
However, it’s far more complicated than that at this point. Should Fury win his upcoming December clash against a thus far unnamed opponent, and Anthony Joshua gets past Kubrat Pulev one week later, it sets up Fury versus Joshua for all the heavyweight belts.
This would mark boxings first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000.
Bob Arum added: “We couldn’t get an appropriate date, until it was next year. Tyson said, ‘no, I want to fight in December,’ and so that’s what we arranged in England. We had a contract (with Wilder), but it expired.”
The only stipulation of Fury’s next fight, they must be ranked in the top fifteen by the WBC.
Regardless of who that may be, hopefully he wins that fight, as well as Joshua, and they have a massive blockbuster showdown in the spring of 2021.
In all realness, Wilder should fight once or twice more before facing Fury again. We saw the first fight, where Fury out-boxed him throughout, but got knocked out in round 12. That referees slow ten count saved Fury and the fight was a draw considering.
Their second fight wasn’t even close, it was a complete shutout for Fury, who picked up the TKO victory in round seven. If Wilder comes back and looks good, there will be a ton more people wanting to see this fight.
Who would you like to see Tyson Fury face off against come December 5?