- Deontay Wilder suffered the first defeat in career this weekend to Tyson Fury.
- The Bronze Bomber has blamed the TKO defeat on the heavy costume he wore during the ring walk.
- In his first interview after the fight, the 34-year-old American confirmed he’s going to request Wilder vs Fury 3 bout.
Wilder vs Fury 3 might happen according to the Bronze Bomber who says he’s planning to request another rematch. Wilder is confident he has what it takes to set the things straight with Fury after the British fighter beat him by TKO in the 7th round.
He blamed the defeat on his coach who threw the towel in when Fury knocked him down. In addition, the American also said such a scenario wouldn’t have played out if it weren’t for the heavy costume he wore during the ring walk.
Wilder wore an elaborate outfit designed to celebrate the Black History Month, which apparently weighed more than 40 pounds. According to an interview Wilder gave to Yahoo Sports, wearing the heavy uniform made him exhausted even before the fight started, adding that he “didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight.”
Wilder vs Fury 3?
According to the contract signed between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, the defeated fighter has the right to request for a rematch within 30 days of the defeat. As the American boxer was silent for a couple of days after the Wilder vs Fury 2 bout, many fans became worried the world would not see the third instance of this heavyweight saga.
However, Wilder has confirmed his intention to request a third bout. It’s speculated that the fight could take place in Saudi Arabia, the country that hosted another heavyweight bout that caught a lot of media attention – Joshua vs Ruiz 2 bout.
The rumor has it that the Saudi Royal Family, who attended the Las Vegas bout, are very eager to brokerage the deal that would take the two heavyweight legends to Saudi Arabia.
Not everyone agrees that a third fight would be a good idea. In a recent Twitter post, promoter Eddie Hearn said he believe the public would prefer watching the bout between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua rather than another rematch.
If Deontay Wilder activates the rematch clause, Fury will have to agree on getting back in the ring with the Bronze Bomber. There is, however, the possibility that the Gypsy King would refuse the proposal, but in that case, he would have to pay a penalty in the form of a hefty sum.
Getting Ready for Third Fight
If the Englishman agrees to go in the ring with Wilder for the third time, he’s going to get 60% of the purse as per the deal. Considering that the Wilder vs Fury 3 would probably make at least similar profits as their previous two bouts, the chances are high the Englishman is going to be up for it.
His opponent has already started preparing for the fight. The former WBC heavyweight champion has already decided to sack Mark Breland, the coach who threw in the towel in the eponymous bout. Wilder has also announced he’s getting back in the gym to work even harder to get back on the heavyweight throne.
“I’m going out on my shield. If I say I’m willing to kill a man in the ring, I’m willing to abide by that same principle as a warrior – to die in the ring.”Wilder on his intention to get back the WBC heavyweight strap.
Wilder vs Fury 3 Odds
Some boxing sportsbooks have already published their odds for the Wilder vs Fury 3 bout. This time, it’s the English fighter who is the favorite.
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*Odds taken February 25, 2020.