Tyson Fury is set to take on Deontay Wilder for the third time in 18 months this summer after the American confirmed his plans to exercise a rematch clause.
The Gypsy King floored Wilder in the third and fifth rounds before the 34-year-old’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh, losing his WBC title to the Brit along the way.
A rematch clause was agreed by both fighters’ camp before the contest and the loser had 30 days after the bout to exercise their right for a third fight. Fury hinted after his win that a rematch was likely and Wilder has now confirmed that he will take the option.
‘The rematch is definitely going to happen,’ said Wilder. ‘We’re going to get it on. I want to get right back to it. I’m not bitter. I’m happy for Tyson Fury. I’m happy for his journey and what he’s doing in his career. We all aim to reach our goals. I’ll reach mine. It’s just that it’s never on our own time. It’s his time now. Congratulations to him.’
The bout is expected to take place in June and could be held in a new 72,000 NFL stadium that is currently under construction on the Vegas strip. Wilder’s decision means the prospects of Fury facing Anthony Joshua in the near future will have to be postponed.Photo Credit: Getty