Former WBC champion Deontay Wilder plans to exercise his rematch clause and fight Tyson Fury a third time, according to a report from the Yahoo Sports.
Deontay Wilder is contractually entitled to a third fight, and his manager, Shelly Finkel, implied he’ll exercise the clause.
An MGM Resorts bettor won $199,500 on Tyson Fury when the Briton beat Deontay Wilder, but MGM Resorts still enjoyed one of its biggest boxing wins of the past decade.
Without question, the world’s heavyweight champion is the Gypsy King, who pummeled Deontay Wilder until the American’s corner threw in the towel at 1:29 of the seventh round Saturday night.
Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 knockouts) stopped Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 knockouts) in the seventh round of their rematch on Saturday to capture the WBC heavywight championship by technical knockout at MGM Grand Garden.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s fight Saturday night is the most marquee heavyweight boxing match in Las Vegas in at least two decades.
Former four-weight world champion Adrien Broner was arrested outside MGM Grand Garden on Friday.
There is little debate regarding the importance of Deontay Wilder as an American engaging the British star Tyson Fury on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The fighters concluded the promotion by weighing in ahead of their heavyweight title fight Saturday at MGM Grand Garden.
Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) is a -130 favorite over Fury (+110; 29-0-1, 20 KOs), who opened as a -130 favorite at the Westgate in Saturday’s fight at the MGM Grand Garden.