The soap opera seems to be over, at least the one that was looking for the next opponent for WBC champion Tyson Fury. It won’t be Anthony Joshua as announced for months. The fight to unite all the heavyweight titles is not in play at the moment, and instead of the WBA, IBF and WBO champions, Deontay Wilder finally jumped into the combinations again.
Namely, the former world champion won his right to the third meeting with the 'Gypsy King' in court and soon after everything he signed a contract for that match. The same thing has now been done by Fury, and on the official Twitter profile of Tyson’s Top Rank promoters, it has been confirmed that this fight will take place on July 24 in Las Vegas.
Fury promoter Bob Arum revealed to ESPN that the exact location would be T-Mobile Arena. However, that part has not been officially confirmed yet, so the BBC has information that the Allegiant Stadium is the first favorite in that race.
The money will be shared 60-40 in favor of the current WBC champion, and for both this will be their first appearance since February 2020 and a rematch in which Fury stopped the ‘Bronze Fighter’ and thus inflicted his first defeat but also took the prestigious title.
"I just signed a contract to fight Deontay Wilder. Bit*h, you're going to end up knocked out," was one of Tyson Fury's first words as he stormed into ESPN's studio, briefly interrupted the hosts and posted big news in front of the cameras.
The 'Gypsy King' was in Las Vegas, where, in addition to signing a contract, he also attended a boxing match between Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez. Did he and his team even think about paying Wilder to temporarily step down and allow his match with Anthony Joshua? - It was one of the first questions.
"Not at all. I'll pay him with a beating. This is his last attack. I have his heart, his soul and his magic - every bit of Deontay Wilder, here I have it in my pocket and I've been carrying it with me for the last 18 months," Tyson said in his own style.
"He really wants to be punished. He's an idiot. So in the last fight I tore him apart completely and smashed him to pieces! And he wants to experience it again?" "He tells people that I caused a crack in his skull, that I injured his shoulder, his biceps.
.. But again he wants to be in the ring with me. It can only mean one of two things: he is totally crazy or he is a suc*er who wants to be punished, "added the 'Gypsy King' He also had a WBC champion message for his undefeated opponent Joshua.
"AJ says I'm the one talking, but if it wasn't for my story - boxing would be dead. I'm the only character left alive in this sport. That's a fact." "Our fight will happen this year. As soon as I get rid of this fool , Deontay Wilder, and I’m going to have a hard time knocking him out, I’m going to deal with this long guy right away, too, ”Fury said in an interview with ESPN.