• December 10, 2023

Fury v Wilder: Third fight signed for 24 July at Las Vegas venue

Tyson Fury signed his combat contract with Wilder while participating in Josh Taylor’s fight with Jose Ramirez in Las Vegas

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury signed his contract for Deontay Wilder on July 24th.

The 32-year-old Fury seemed to end the battle for all four world titles against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia.

But the all-British affair failed with Wilder’s team won an arbitration hearing The American had a right to a third fight with Fury.

Fury took part in Josh Taylor’s win over Jose Ramirez in Las Vegas on Saturday, where he signed his combat contract.

“He’s being seriously torn to pieces,” said Fury. “I’m going to give him another shoulder injury, another biceps injury, another leg injury.

“One round, you go. I have your soul, your mojo, everything. I own you.”

Fury’s deal comes less than seven days since he appeared on social media saying he agreed to face Joshua in August.

But 24 hours after the Joshua showdown gave the go-ahead, Fury’s plans were invalidated by Wilder’s arbitration win.

Wilder, 35, refused to take money to step aside and let Fury continue the Joshua fight that would have put all four world heavyweight titles at stake.

Joshua is now expected to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO belts against Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk in August, with a fierce battle, both should still hold their world titles later that year.

Fury defeated Wilder and finished his tenure as WBC champions in Las Vegas in February 2020, 14 months after the pair drew in Los Angeles.

A venue for the third competition has not yet been officially announced, but the Fury team said the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is already reserved for the fight date.

Completed in 2020, the stadium has 65,000 spectators and is home to the Las Vegas Raiders NFL franchise.

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