Arum Can See Wilder-Fury Trilogy Bout
WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder’s rematches with Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury have not happened yet, but Top Rank CEO Bob Arum is already answering questions of a Wilder-Fury trilogy.
Arum tells World Boxing News that while things can always change depending upon Fury’s bout with Tom Schwarz next week, as well as Wilder’s defense against Ortiz scheduled for September, he sees Wilder and Fury having three fights.
“I can assure you of [a trilogy bout],” Arum said. “There are a lot of good heavyweights who have had trilogies. This would be a trilogy.”
In fact, Arum says there is even a purse split agreement in place for a trilogy bout that would depend on the outcome of the second Wilder-Fury bout.
“The percentages will change, as in the winner would get more on that third fight, than the loser,” Arum said. “It’s all based on who wins the second fight.”
Arum would not commit to a fourth fight, however, even if Wilder and Fury were to each win one fight. He also refuses to let this potential trilogy get in the way of Fury’s return to the ring next week, especially after Andy Ruiz Jr.’s upset of Anthony Joshua last week.
“Wilder v Fury II is going to happen. It will be a terrific fight,” Arum said. “The first fight was terrific. This fight will be even better. But no jumping. Anything can happen to Fury, although I don’t think it will, that happened to Anthony Joshua.”
Original Story: World Boxing News