Following Tyson Fury’s victory over Deontay Wilder in February, the latter immediately exercised his rematch clause. The two have worked through multiple dates for a trilogy fight, with November and December a possibility. However, with the coronavirus pandemic, plans could change.
There are rumors of Fury (30-0-1) going straight to a fight with Anthony Joshua. Wilder’s (42-1-1) team has since rejected those claims and Kubrat Pulev, who is supposed to face Joshua, has brought up that their contract can’t be broken. Fury has finally spoken about those plans, stating he is still set on facing Wilder.
Fury ended up going on Instagram Live to talk about the future of the heavyweight division.
“I think we’ve got the rematch with Wilder on as well at some point,” Fury stated, via Boxing Scene. “Then we’ve got two AJ fights, well one and then obviously when I batter him he’ll want a rematch. Wilder’s got a rematch clause. Some newspaper reported that he wanted $10 million to step aside. But I’m not paying him no money to step aside, I’d rather take his scalp again. I’ll beat him in the ring, that’s how I’ll get him out of the way.”
During the February matchup, Wilder was outclassed by Fury. The latter would walk through Wilder, literally, not giving him an inch to breathe. Getting knocked down twice, Wilder started to bleed by the ears. His corner called off the fight in the seventh, awarding the lineal champion the WBC Heavyweight Championship.
Top Rank’s Bob Arum has since stated the fight between Wilder and Fury is a “wait-and-see” situation. The idea behind that was that he wants a fight like that to have fans inside an arena to watch it. Some are saying for Wilder and Pulev to take money to step aside, but Fury has other plans in mind for Wilder.
“I wouldn’t pay him $2 million to step aside – I’d rather give him another battering again,” Fury went on to say. “I’m going to take him out again for the third time, hopefully at the end of the year, and then we’re going to go into 2021 with the biggest fight in boxing history between two undefeated British heavyweights, me and AJ, and we’re going to battle it out for all the gold.”
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