Deontay Wilder will have the opportunity to gain revenge against Tyson Fury in a match-up many now believe the American cannot win.
Despite amassing one of the best knockout records in recent memory, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is all but being written off from putting any further dent in Fury’s reign as king.
A ferocious twelfth-round blitzkrieg on Fury’s jaw in fight one is a faded memory for some, who see ‘The Gypsy King’ repeating the feat one month later this year.
Fury came out with bad intentions at the MGM Grand. The 31-year-old used all his superior strength and grit to grapple, push and pummel Wilder to the canvas.
Unfortunately, for now, the ex-WBC heavyweight champion had no answer. Either something was wrong with Wilder, or he’s simply no match for Fury when he’s fully fit.
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury
So which one is it? – Wilder has been roundly criticized for his excuses post-fight – and rightly so – for a portion of them.
Since that loss, the first of his career, Wilder has reclused apart from one single statement on his social media channels.
Wilder vowed to be back more vital than ever and fully intends to gain revenge on Fury.
Should he be victorious against the odds, the Olympic bronze medalist would open a massive can of worms in the top division.
Whether it happens immediately or not, a fourth fight will firmly be on the cards. The saga would read 1-1-1 with a KO apiece. Another installment would be required.
It won’t necessarily have to happen in 2020, though. Fury could quickly move on to a UK blockbuster with Anthony Joshua before returning for a quadrilogy battle.
Even AJ could put himself in the frame by inflicting a second loss on Fury and making a fourth clash with Wilder an improbability. Fury would have to get back in the win column first, leaving Wilder and Joshua to collide in the summer of 2021.
But that blueprint is understandably pie in the sky right now. Fury holds all the aces and is in control of his destiny.
If he takes apart his main rival like last time, questions will be asked of Wilder’s future at 36.
Meanwhile, Fury will almost certainly meet Joshua in what could be the final chapter of his career.