By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Deontay Wilder lost to Tyson Fury on February 22nd. He had a rematch clause in his contract.
Wilder had 30 days to exercise that clause in his previous agreement for the second fight. Instead of waiting to take up all the time, the “Bronze Bomber” waited just eight days.
The two heavyweights confirmed a deal was in place for the summer. It’ll take place on July 18th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This location was the same venue that their second fight was at. Fury officially scored a win via TKO in the seventh round.
While Fury officially got the win via TKO, Wilder’s trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel to end the mega fight. Wilder insists that Breland is still a part of his team.
With the win, Fury is now the only undefeated heavyweight in boxing. In the last calendar year, both Wilder and Anthony Joshua suffered their first loss.
Unfortunately, for Fury and the rest of the boxing world, Wilder blamed the loss on his 45-pound walk-out gear. He claimed that he didn’t have his legs in the fight — which included two knockdowns before the towel was thrown in.
“The Gypsy King” is the World Boxing Council World Heavyweight Champion with the win over Wilder. He will bring a 30-0-1 mark into the trilogy fight.
The Wilmslow, Cheshire, United Kingdom native is 6-0 after taking nearly three-years off away from the game. During the time away, he struggled with his mental health and battled drugs, but was able to overcome it to fight once again.
The first fight between the two heavyweights on December 1st, 2018 ended in a draw. There was some speculation before this announcement came on Sunday that Fury’s side may give Wilder “go away money” to set up a mega fight between Fury and Joshua.
The Tuscaloosa, Alabama native fell to 42-1-1 with the loss. He said in a social media video recently that he will be back and will be the champion once again.
Now, he has his shot. Will he shut up the critics? Only time will tell.
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