WBC President Says Deontay Wilder Deserves Trilogy Fight Against Tyson Fury
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman feels Deontay Wilder should get a trilogy bout against Tyson Fury.
The score between Fury and Wilder is 1-0-1 with the victory belonging to “The Gypsy King.” In their February rematch, Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round after trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel. Since that fight, Breland has been dropped from Wilder’s camp.
While the trilogy bout was expected to take place in December, Fury’s team claims Wilder’s rematch clause has expired. “The Gypsy King” was ready to move on to another fight but nothing has materialized. Wilder has threatened legal action if he doesn’t get the third bout.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Sulaiman said he’s hoping cooler heads prevail.
“There is an issue that we are aware of that Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have some sort of mediation process going on and that’s the only thing, but we don’t have any details. We’re just hoping that everything gets resolved and everybody is happy and we see great fights inside the ring.”
The WBC President went on to say that he thinks Wilder has earned a trilogy fight.
“Wilder is a tremendous, important element. He was five years champion of the WBC. Extremely loyal. The greatest knockout ratio. The percentage is unbelievable and he is a very dear fighter, a champion in the WBC and he deserves, of course, another opportunity. He gave Tyson Fury the opportunity and Tyson Fury beat him, knocked him out, and, of course, Wilder is in the mix. He deserves an opportunity and we will see how things evolve in the coming year.”