Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury heavyweight fight set for summer in Las Vegas


Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III is set.

Fury was shown on the Josh Taylor-Jose Ramirez telecast Saturday signing the contract to face Wilder a third time on July 24 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Wilder had already provided his signature.

Fury reportedly will receive the lion’s share of a 60-40 purse split. 

Fury, the WBC belt-holder, was near a deal to fight Anthony Joshua for all four major titles on Aug. 14 in Saudi Arabia. However, an arbitrator ruled on Monday that a rematch clause in the contract for Fury-Wilder II is binding, which spoiled the plans of the British big men.

The Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch is expected to begin  Harry How/Getty Images)

Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) knocked out Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in seven rounds to take Wilder’s heavyweight title in February of last year, the last time either of them was in the ring. They fought to a draw in 2018.

Meanwhile, Joshua, who holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles, is in talks to defend them against WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua has said he wants to fight this summer.



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