News 23 May 2021

Tyson Fury signs contract for third Deontay Wilder fight

23 May 2021
Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury has signed the contract for his third fight against Deontay Wilder.

Fury will face Wilder on the 24th of July after an arbitration court ruled that Fury should face Wilder for his next fight.

The court ruled that America’s Deontay Wilder had a right to receive a third fight with Tyson Fury and the American refused to take any money to allow the Fury and Joshua fight to take place first.

The WBC champion had initially planned to fight Anthony Joshua in a match which would see all four heavyweight titles on the line.

Speaking to Top Rank, his American promotional team, Fury said, “He’s getting seriously smashed to bits. I’ll give him another shoulder injury, another bicep injury, another leg injury.

“Wilder, this contract is signed. You’re getting smashed. When I say smashed, I mean smash, smash, smash, bang.

“You’re getting knocked out. End of. One round, you’re going. I’ve got your soul, your mojo, everything.”

The Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas has been reserved for the fight and the stadium holds a capacity of up to 65,000.

Back in March, Eddie Hearn announced that a two-fight deal had been agreed between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after several months of negotiations.

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