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.
The Gypsy King wore the same suit he sported at the post-fight news conference, splashed with images of himself with his fists raised. “My Gypsy King suit!” he calls it.
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.
Patrick Mahomes, Mike Tyson and Magic Johnson were all in attendance at Saturday’s heavyweight spectacle.
Tyson Fury’s official post-fight party is set for Hakkasan Nightclub, within walking distance (or, staggering distance, depending the outcome) from 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.