Bob Arum confirms Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch with a third fight possible!
3kingsboxing.com has learned that on top of the 2020 planned rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Lineal Champion Tyson Fury, a third fight is being talked about as well.
That is, assuming both men get past their upcoming opponents.
During fight week for Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz, Wilder made two huge announcements. The first being he would face off with Cuban southpaw Luis Ortiz in a rematch of their March 2018 bout.
He would then announce he and Fury had agreed to terms for their highly anticipated rematch to take place in 2020.
Some people were skeptical due to the silence of the normally loud and boisterous Fury not saying anything, along with co-promoter Bob Arum also remaining silent.
However in a recent interview with Worldboxingnews.net, Arum would confirm the rematch and also reveal a third fight would happen as well. Interestingly enough, he said for a rubber match the percentage split would be based off the winner of fight number two.
“Wilder vs Fury II is going to happen. It will be a terrific fight.
“The first fight was terrific. This fight will be even better. But no jumping. Anything can happen to Fury.
“Although I don’t think it will; what happened to Anthony Joshua.”
His comments on the the third fight were also very unambiguous.
“Yes, I can assure you. There are a lot of good heavyweights who have had trilogies. This would be a trilogy.”
If Wilder and Fury each win one in the second and third, Arum was quizzed as to whether there could even be a fourth fight.
“We’ve had great trilogies in the past. Ali vs Frazier. Ali vs Norton. They were all trilogies, not four fights.
“The percentages will change, as in the winner would get more on that third fight than the loser. It’s all based on who wins the second fight.”
Fans who were still interested in either fighting Anthony Joshua anytime soon, this news means they will have to wait.
Alternatively, Joshua is currently looking to regain his titles from Andy Ruiz in a rematch scheduled to take place in November. Therefore, the former unified champion must reclaim what was once his before fans can even think about possible bouts with Fury or Wilder.
3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available.
By: Jerrell Fletcher