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Tyson Fury: Third fight with Wilder is nailed-on –– and then it’s my last

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder already have an agreement in place for a third fight.

The pair meet for a second time on Saturday, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, for the latter’s WBC world heavyweight title and the vacant Ring Magazine belt.

Fury and Wilder fought to a draw back in December 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

And the Briton’s promoter Frank Warren has revealed that there is a trilogy clause in the deal for the rematch, screened exclusively live in the UK on BT Sport Box Office for £24.95.

“The loser has 30 days to call on the rematch, and that has to be accepted,” Warren, who is Fury’s UK representative and works alongside Bob Arum of Top Rank Inc. –– who looks after Fury Stateside –– told BBC Radio 5 Live.

The judges could not split the pair –– scoring the fight 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113 –– 14 months ago and Fury has admitted that the second fight against ‘Bronze Bomber’ is the beginning of the end of his career in the sport.

“I have been around forever,” said Fury during a sit-down piece with BT Sport’s Steve Bunce. “This is my 12th year as a pro, but I’m only concentrating on this fight, and it’s no secret that I’ve got three fights left.”

Fury inked a five-fight deal with Arum and Top Rank, with his fights being screened Stateside on ESPN, and has had the first two of those against Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin.

It took Fury just two rounds to dispatch of the previously undefeated German back in June. He then squared off against Otto Wallin –– also previously unbeaten –– five months ago at the T-Mobile Arena, where he battled through a bad cut above the right eye.

“That’s me, once my contract is up; it’ll be Wilder, Wilder [again, in a third fight] and then whoever else after that.”

On the third fight with Wilder, ‘The Gypsy King’ has said that the financial lure of the trilogy with the man from Tuscaloosa is too much to say no to.

He said: “I think the money is too big not to have it. This is the prize-fighting game and there is too much money in the pot for him not to want the rematch, even if he loses.

“I don’t lose, and I will be having a rematch either way. All I do is win –– unless I get a draw!”

Wilder vs Fury II will air in the UK on BT Sport Box Office at a price of £24.95.

Elliot Foster
UK Editor of Boxing Scene and former boxing correspondent at Liverpool ECHO