Tyson Fury became the WBC heavyweight champion of the world when he defeated Deontay Wilder in their rematch. The former champion has revealed there will be a third fight. Who will come out on top?
Tyson Fury did what he said he would do and that was defeat Deontay Wilder to become the WBC, The Ring and Lineal heavyweight champion of the world. He dominated the American with his corner forced to throw in the towel in the seventh round – having already been knocked down twice by the Gypsy King.
That was the first defeat of Wilder’s professional career. He came into their second fight – the first one ended in a controversial draw back in 2018 – with a record of 42-0-1 and having knocked out 41 of his opponents.
A lot has been said since Fury became champion, Wilder revealing that he had little energy because the outfit he wore to the ring was too heavy and he is also considering firing one of his trainers after the towel was thrown in.
He told Yahoo Sports: “He didn’t hurt me at all, but the simple fact is that my uniform was way too heavy for me. I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight. In the third round, my legs were just shot all the way through.
“A lot of people were telling me, ‘it looked like something was wrong with you’. Something was, but when you’re in the ring, you have to bluff a lot of things.”
The boxing world now wants to see Fury take on WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in a huge British summer fight in the UK to unify the heavyweight division, but Wilder insists he has a rematch clause and he is activating it.
“The rematch is definitely going to happen,” Wilder told The Athletic.
“We’re going to get it on, I want to get right back to it.”
The bookies feel that Fury has Wilder’s number. Everyone was convinced Fury won the first bout that ended in a draw, while there was no doubt who won this one and not many are giving Wilder much chance of getting that belt back from the Gypsy King.