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Monday, July 13, 2020

Deontay Wilder exercises his rematch clause with Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will be fighting for a third time.

Wilder officially exercised his rematch clause with Fury, BT Boxing reported Saturday and Yahoo’s Kevin Iole confirmed.

Wilder had 30 days to exercise his rematch clause and didn’t hesitate to do so, making it official a week after his loss to Fury in Las Vegas last weekend.

Wilder and Fury have fought twice. The first was an epic draw, which included Fury seemingly rising from the dead in comeback fashion. The second was won by Fury, who dominated. He knocked Wilder down twice, won every round, and had his opponent wobbly most of the way before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round. Wilder humorously blamed his heavy costume for tiring him out on his walk to the ring.

The second fight between the men reportedly generated 800,000-850,000 pay-per-view buys, and a third fight would probably do a similar amount. The fight could take place during the fall so that it could benefit from the FOX/ESPN promotion during football season.

We’d love to see Fury fight Anthony Joshua before taking on Wilder for a third time, but it looks like a Joshua fight will have to wait.

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