As reported earlier today by BoxingScene.com, Deontay Wilder has formally exercised an immediate agreement on rematch for a third fight with Tyson Fury.
The third bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is scheduled for July 18th.
They met back at the same venue in Las Vegas on February 22, with Fury stopping Wilder in the seventh round to win the heavyweight title for the WBC.
Wilder and Fury fought for a controversial twelve-round split draw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in December 2018.
John Fury, Tyson Fury’s father, is pleading with Wilder to take a different path.
He claims that Wilder will end up in the hospital again-and at the same time he assumes that Wilder will defeat any other boxer in the division that is not called Tyson Fury.
“I can’t blame him for that,” John Fury told IFL TV. “It’s all about money.
“But I don’t know what he’s going to do with Tyson because Tyson is only getting better. Get your team round you and tell them to start using their brains. Forget Tyson, forget the Tyson Furys of the world. He’s too good for you. He’s proved that. You couldn’t beat him when he’d lost 10 stone. He got up from your best shots. That was enough to tell you that the rematch should never have been anyway.
“So what you want to do: go after AJ. Spread your wings. There’s other people out there. Other people he can annihilate. But let me tell you something, Tyson Fury has too much brains. He’s only getting better. Tell your team to start looking further afield, there’s plenty of other heavyweights out there you can make a few quid with.
“Get after Joshua and you’ll probably get all the other belts back off him. There’s plenty of other people out there. Concentrate on them. If you mess with my son, there’s only one place you’re going: the hospital. For a long time. So forget that one. Deontay Wilder is an incredible fighter. He’s got the knockout power. Let me tell you, any lesser man than Tyson Fury is not beating Deontay Wilder. Tyson is No. 1. Wilder is definitely No. 2”.