While beating Wilder comfortably in a 7th round TKO, Fury became the first fighter to defeat Wilder in 44 professional bouts which also translates into over a decade of nothing but wins, but that’s history now.
In post-fight comments, Fury aka the Gypsy King, says he expects Wilder to ask for a rematch/3rd fight. A clause in their contract stipulates Wilder can demand the third clash, as long as he does so within a month from Saturday.
“He is a warrior,” Fury said of Wilder after the fight. “He will be back. He will be champion again. I know he is a warrior and I’ll be waiting.
“The spoils of war have just happened. Deontay needs time to recover but I’m almost sure he will take a rematch. I’m pretty sure we’ll do it again if he wants to. If he doesn’t want to […] whoever’s next will get the same treatment.”
Oh, and we won’t even say anything about the disgusting sight of seeing Fury lick the blood from a gash that opened on Wilder’s neck. Yuuuk! 🙁 How nasty. And insane. Expecially with the coronavirus in effect. You can witness the strangeness via the IG video below.
The newly-crowned WBC heavyweight world champion then suggested “there is only one place” for the third fight to take place, when asked by British broadcaster BT Sport Box Office where he thought a potential third bout with Wilder, aka the Bronze Bomber, would take place.
“Over the road at the Allegiant Stadium in front of 70,000 fans,” the 31-year-old said, referencing the soon-to-be-completed venue that will host the Las Vegas Raiders beginning next season.
Fury ended Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC heavyweight champion with a boxing masterclass on Saturday. In the lead-up to the fight, which ended with a 7th round TKO, the Briton had repeatedly suggested he would look to knock out the American, despite knowing an attacking approach may leave him exposed to Wilder’s devastating right hand.
You can get the rest of this story on the Tyson Fury/Deontay Wilder fight at Newsweek.