Wilder-Fury II Has Rematch Clause
While many in boxing are clamoring to the idea that the winner of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s February 22nd showdown for the WBC world heavyweight title will lead straight into unification against Anthony Joshua, they sadly are not living in the real world.
Fury’s lead promoter, Frank Warren, has confirmed that a trilogy fight between the two top-heavyweights is in the contract for their battle inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on a duel ESPN+/FOX Sports PPV.
The two initially fought at the tail end of 2018, with Fury and Wilder splitting a controversial draw that sent both men on a journey back to one another this February, but unlike this first fight, a rematch option seems to be automatic.
. @frankwarren_tv confirms that there is a TWO fight deal for Wilder vs Fury.
— Adam Catterall (@AdamCatterall) January 4, 2020
“The loser of (Wilder-Fury 2) on February 22nd has the option to activate a third fight,” is what Warren told talkSPORT’s Adam Catterall, which may allow Anthony Joshua to settle his mandatories in both the IBF’s Kubrat Pulev and WBO’s Oleksandr Usyk, or even fight to regain the WBO title if stripped by the governing body.