Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 booked – Date revealed!
Despite the definitive end to the second fight, Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 will take place this summer.
Heading into their February 22nd rematch, it was already established that whoever lost the fight had the right to invoke a clause for a third fight. This was written into the contract for their rematch. As is now known, Fury dominated their second bout from the opening bell, finishing Wilder via 7th round TKO. Their first meeting in 2018 ended via a controversial draw. According to Top Rank’s Bob Arum, the trilogy will take place in Las Vegas, June 18th.
Not all in the combat sports community were certain that Wilder would invoke the rematch clause, on account of how definitively their rematch ended. But he recently released a video on social media addressing his desire to fight.
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“We ain’t going nowhere, for the war has just begun,” Wilder said in a video post aimed at his fans, via World Boxing News. “I will rise again. I’m strong. I am a king, you can’t take my pride. I am a warrior. I’m a king that will never give up.
“I’m a king that will fight to the death. And if anyone doesn’t understand that, don’t understand what it is to go to war. (They) don’t understand what it is to fight. We will rise again. We will regain the title. I will be back. We will hold our heads up high.
“Your king is in great spirits. We will rise like a phoenix from the ashes and regain the title.”
While Wilder was soundly outstruck in the rematch, he claims that his walk in costume weighed him down, draining his energy. Fury showed superior technical boxing, but Wilder has knockout power that is truly unmatched.