Promoter Arum confirms third meeting between Fury and Wilder

The American fighter’s representatives have accepted the terms of a rematch with the world champion.

Tyson Fury, of England, lands a right to Deontay Wilder (file pic).
Tyson Fury, of England, lands a right to Deontay Wilder (file pic).
Image: Isaac Brekken

PROMOTER BOB ARUM says Deontay Wilder will fight Tyson Fury for a third time this summer.

Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round of their WBC heavyweight title last weekend after the pair drew their first bout in 2018.

Wilder had 30 days to call a rematch and Arum, Fury’s US promoter, says he has been “formally notified” by the American’s team that they intend to do so.

Arum told Ringside Reporter Live: “Wilder’s representatives formally notified us last night that they have accepted the rematch.

“It’s going to happen in the summer, before the Olympics.”

The Olympics start in Tokyo on 24 July.

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Wilder’s decision is set to put a Fury-Anthony Joshua showdown on the backburner, with the latter set to defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June.

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