Deontay Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel has informed World Boxing News that the intention is for a third fight with Tyson Fury.
Wilder was beaten in seven sobering rounds when looking entirely out of sorts on the night. Everything from his walk-in costume to a leg injury has been bandied around since the loss.
As stated in the contract, the loser (Wilder, in this case) has the right to invoke the trilogy clause and take forty percent of the next event cut.
Finkel updated WBN on the situation – but did state that nothing is set in stone as things currently stand.
“Right now, the clause for a third fight with Tyson Fury has not been activated yet,” Finkel told World Boxing News exclusively.
“Deontay intends to activate it. He wants the trilogy,” he added.
Talk of Fury seeking out Anthony Joshua for an all-UK blockbuster surfaced immediately. It came on the back of Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn wading in within minutes of Wilder’s defeat.
“No need for a third let’s go straight to it in the Summer!” – stated Hearn, who has since been on every available outlet banging the drum for Fury vs AJ.
One thing is for sure. Hearn is powerless to stop Wilder from taking his opportunity. If the American wants it, he gets it. It is as simple as that.
Deontay Wilder wants a trilogy
Any monetary offering is undoubtedly not going to be accepted by Wilder. The former champ has made more money from the Fury saga than ever offered by Hearn and Joshua.
As WBN saw firsthand when spending time in Las Vegas over the last few days, Fury vs Wilder is big business in town. The fight broke unseen records since Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Lennox Lewis.
It was fitting all three were present in the ring on Saturday night to be presented by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman with a special medal.
More is set to come to light on Fury vs Wilder III soon. However, the British fans are keener on seeing two of their trade blows.
But there remain question marks over the Wilder battering and why the ‘Bronze Bomber’ was so lethargic in the fight. Take nothing away from Fury, though.
‘The Gypsy King’ dominated and took his opportunity. Cutting the ring off and not allowing Wilder to move. Fury deserves his title and the accolades which come with it.
Fury vs Wilder III at some point over the summer, potentially back in Las Vegas, is firmly on the agenda – according to Finkel – who knows Wilder’s mindset well.