Tyson Fury confirms next three fights after refusing to pay Deontay Wilder $ 10 million


Tyson Fury has confirmed who will face his next three fights after refusing to pay Deontay Wilder to face Anthony Joshua.

WBC heavyweight champion Fury said he would not pay the bronze bomber to retire, the two facing a rematch later this year.

The Gypsy King took Wilder’s belt in their February fight, but the terms of the contract included a clause allowing the loser to demand revenge – which the American launched shortly after his defeat.

Fury’s victory led him to claim compatriot Brit Joshua – who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles – in a unification fight.

However, former Olympic champion Joshua must first defend his three belts against the mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in a fight scheduled for October.

Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in February to take his WBC belt

Reports have surfaced that Wilder would accept $ 10 million to withdraw, allowing 31-year-old Fury to face Joshua earlier.

But Fury had none of this and is confident that Wilder will be his next opponent, followed by two fights against his 30-year-old compatriot in what he predicted to be “the greatest fight in the history of boxing” .

“We have the rematch with Wilder at some point,” said Fury. “Then we will have the two AJ fights. We will have one, then obviously when I beat him, he will want a rematch. “

Fury added, “Some newspapers have reported that [Wilder] wanted $ 10 million to withdraw. I don’t pay him to withdraw. I prefer to take back her scalp.

“I’m going to beat him in the ring and that’s how I’m going to get him out of the way. I would not pay him, I prefer to give him another blow.

“I’m going to release it again, hopefully at the end of the year.

“Then we’ll enter 2021 for the biggest fight in boxing history between two undefeated British heavyweights. We will fight for all the gold.

There has been a growing clamor for Fury to fight his British rival Anthony Joshua

“There was a three-headed monster in this division. It was me, Wilder and Joshua; then [Andy] Ruiz knocked out Joshua and burst the bubble. Then I burst into the bronze bomber. Three became two and two became one. ”

Neither Fury nor Joshua are expected to fight in the UK this year due to a ban on crowds of sporting events for the foreseeable future amid the coronavirus crisis.


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