Deontay Wilder has officially triggered the rematch clause that will see him face Tyson Fury for the third time. Tyson Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, made this confirmation earlier today.
Apparently, the rematch is scheduled to hold on the 3rd of July, 2020 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA.
WE HAVE A TRILOGY. @BronzeBomber has exercised his option for a third fight with @Tyson_Fury, Bob Arum has told @danrafaelespn pic.twitter.com/564mIO7dX4— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) March 2, 2020
The statement by Fury’s promoter via Ringside Reporter reads, “Wilder and his representatives formally notified us last night that they have accepted the rematch and are going forward.
“It’s going to happen in the summer, before the Olympics. Middle of July,” he added.
Wilder vs Fury 3 is going to be one hell of a match to behold, considering how fierce the first two encounters have been.
Recall that Wilder made his first public statement after the loss of the WBC Heavy Weight belt he held for 5 years.
“We ain’t going nowhere, for the war has just begun. I will rise again. I am strong. I am a king, you can’t take my pride. I am a warrior. I am a king that will never give up. I’m a king that will fight to the death,” Wilder said in a video he shared on social media.
“And if anyone don’t understand that, don’t understand what it is to go to war, don’t understand what it is to fight, we will rise again. We will regain the title. I will be back. We will hold our heads up high. Your king is in great spirits. We will rise like a phoenix from the ashes and regain the title. I’ll see you in a few months, for the war has just begun. All my love to all my people,” he added.