TwitterFacebook

Team Wilder keen to pursue Tyson Fury trilogy

Anthony Cocks

Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. He refuses to believe that Roberto Duran ever lost to Tommy Hearns and says that Jeff Fenech would destroy Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali on the same night.

Follow Anthony Cocks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Deontay Wilder’s team have flagged their intention to invoke the immediate rematch clause in their contract with Tyson Fury.

The 31-year-old Brit delivered a one-sided beating of Wilder, dropping him twice before stopping him in the seventh-round at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night.

The fight was a rematch of their controversial draw in Los Angeles in December 2018.

See Also

The contract for the second fight included a clause that gave the loser the right to call for a third bout within 30 days.

Frank Warren, who co-promotes Fury with Bob Arum, confirmed that Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel has already been in touch to discuss their intentions.

“Shelly Finkel rang me the morning after the fight to tell me they would probably invoke the immediate rematch,” Warren told Metro.co.uk.

“So that’s where we’re at right now. I’m assuming that the trilogy fight is going ahead.”

Fury paid tribute to Wilder after the fight, praising the previously undefeated American for his power.

“What a fighter, what a fighter you are. Anybody you land on…,” Fury said. “Let me tell you something, in that right round, dynamite. God bless you and your family.”

Wilder was dropped with a right hand in the third-round that cause blood to pour from his left ear. He never seemed to recover. A left hook to the body sent him to the canvas for the second time in the fifth-round before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel at 1:39 of the seventh frame.

Despite the dominant performance, Fury said he was prepared to back up and fight Wilder for a third time.

“Deontay will need some time to recover from this fight,” he said.

“I’m sure he’ll take the rematch because he’s a dynamite puncher. Pretty sure we’ll do it again.

“Whoever’s next will get the same treatment.”

Read more articles about: , ,
red-speech-300×267

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Kell Brook willing to return to welterweight to face Terence…

Kell Brook willing to return to welterweight to face Terence Crawford

Kell Brook remains in the running to face WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford but Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr as also in the mix, according to Top Rank president Todd DuBoef. Brook previously met with Top Rank boss Bob Arum to plead …

Joseph Parker rejects Junior Fa fight after "stratospheric" demands

Joseph Parker rejects Junior Fa fight after

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker 27-2 (21) has knocked back a potential fight with local rival Junior Fa 19-0 (10) after a “stratospheric” financial demand from the Fa camp, according to manager David Higgins. The fight would seem a n…

Dmitry Bivol calls out Canelo Alvarez at super middleweight

Dmitry Bivol calls out Canelo Alvarez at super middleweight

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol 17-0 (11) says he is prepared to move down a weight class for the opportunity to face Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez 53-1-2 (36). The undefeated 29-year-old Russian won the WBA strap in 2017 and…

Jeff Horn reveals coronavirus may cut short his career

Jeff Horn reveals coronavirus may cut short his career

Jeff Horn has admitted the global coronavirus pandemic may cut short his career but says the future of Australian boxing is bright. The 32-year-old former WBO welterweight champion was scheduled to face rising star Tim Tszyu in Townsville on April…

Shakur Stevenson insists he’s no Floyd Mayweather

Shakur Stevenson insists he’s no Floyd Mayweather

WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson 13-0 (7) has denied he is the next Floyd Mayweather, insisting he is his own fighter. His comments come after promoter Bob Arum labelled him the heir apparent to the retired former pound-for-pound king. …

Anthony Joshua labelled "crazy", Kubrat Pulev to donate half his…

Anthony Joshua labelled

Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he was called “crazy” for seeking an immediate rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr following his disastrous American debut. Joshua suffered a shock defeat to the Mexican-American at New York’s Madison Square …

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US