Tyson Fury No Longer Rules Out Deontay Wilder Trilogy
WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury is suddenly open to the idea of a third showdown with Deontay Wilder.
Fury and Wilder first competed back in December 2018. The bout went the distance and was ruled a split draw. In the February 2020 rematch, Fury stopped Wilder via seventh-round TKO to capture the WBC and The Ring gold.
Wilder has since claimed that Fury loaded his gloves for their second encounter. Following the cheating accusations, Fury made it clear that he had no plans of giving Wilder another fight. Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum told the folks on Barbershop Conversations that Fury let him know that a trilogy bout wouldn’t happen.
“There’s no mediation. I mean, there has been over Christmas, and New Year, there was mediation. I don’t know, maybe the mediator will be able to solve the situation, but we got a real problem because Tyson Fury has said to me and the mediator, ‘Not today, not tomorrow, and not ever’ will he ever fight Wilder after what Wilder said to him.
“He [Fury] regards it not only as a slur against him but against the Gypsy nation.”
It appears Fury has changed his mind.
During a chat with iFL TV, Fury said that another clash with Wilder isn’t off the table anymore (h/t Boxing Insider).
“I got two fights this year and I don’t give a [expletive] who it is with. Don’t write Wilder off out of the occasion yet. He can be fighting me next, who knows? I could have a fair trilogy with Wilder yet…there’s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes, and you know, and Wilder might be next. Who knows?”