Deontay Wilder officially demands a trilogy fight with Tyson Fury

first_imgThe contest was ruled a majority draw, with scores of 113-113 115-111 and 112-114.Since then, Wilder scored a highlight reel knockout win over Dominic Breazeale in May before stopping Luis Ortiz in November with one of the most powerful punches in recent memory. In that same time span, Fury scored a TKO win over Tom Schwarz before overcoming a huge cut to outpoint Otto Wallin in September. Deontay Wilder has demanded an immediate rematch with Tyson Fury after falling to a seventh round knockout loss to the Gypsy King just over a week ago. Wilder had 25 days to notify Top Rank and Fury that he would demand a rematch, a right included as a clause in their fight contract. He only needed seven, with the confirmation coming via ESPN on Sunday.  Top Rank boss Bob Arum told ESPN the bout will likely take place on July 18 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The rematch clause stipulated Los Angeles, New York or Vegas must host the rematch. Fury won the WBC heavyweight title from Wilder in a one-sided performance in their rematch in February. Wilder was knocked down twice – and hit the canvas another two times due to slips – before his cornerman Mark Breland threw in the towel in the seventh round. The American was furious with the stoppage, wanting to go out on his shield. After initially sacking Breland, Wilder posted a video to social media saying the trainer will remain on the team. The bout was a rematch of their hugely controversial 2018 draw, held in LA.Fury outboxed Wilder and looked set for a big upset before being dropped twice late in the fight. last_img read more