Tyson Fury has admitted a third showdown with Deontay Wilder could take place in Las Vegas, ruining any hopes of an imminent Battle of Britain with Anthony Joshua.
The 31-year-old Briton twice knocked down reigning champion Wilder before finally claiming victory in the seventh round when the American’s corner threw in the towel. Indeed Fury, a former unified champion who defeated the great Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 before being hit by depression and addiction, has now completed a remarkable return to top level boxing.
And the British boxer revealed that a third fight could take place at the Allegiant Stadium, which is currently under construction in Las Vegas and will be the home of NFL side Las Vegas Raiders.
Fury’s declaration means a fight with British rival Joshua is unlikely to happen any time soon. Speaking in his dressing room after the win, Fury said: “People look at my fat belly and my bald head and they think I cannot fight. I had my mental problems and issues and I was out of the ring three years. But he was fighting the real Gypsy King this time.
“I expect he will want a rematch and I will have that. Great fights should have trilogies. And I want it here, just across the road, at the Raiders Stadium outdoors in front of 70,000”.
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