Deontay Wilder announces Tyson Fury rematch is ‘signed’ on eve of Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr

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IT’S ON

The WBC heavyweight champion will face Luis Ortiz next and then says he’s taking on the ‘Gypsy King’ again

Deontay Wilder has announced that contracts have been signed for a rematch with Tyson Fury to take place after his next fight against Luis Ortiz.

The American knocked out mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale on May 18 and revealed earlier this week that he will be taking on Cuba’s Ortiz later this year.

Many felt Fury beat Wilder in their controversial December draw

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Many felt Fury beat Wilder in their controversial December draw

Now though, in an unprecedented move, Wilder claims he has set down his next two fights, the second of which will be against Fury.

Dates are as yet unconfirmed for both clashes, though it is thought the Ortiz bout will take place around September 2019 with Fury following in Spring 2020.

Wilder posted on social media: “Well, as I always say, I’m the realest champion in the business and, as I’ve mentioned before, I must handle all my controversial fights ASAP.

“Luis Ortiz is first, then Tyson Fury next.

Wilder was troubled by Ortiz, but ultimately knocked him out in March 2018

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Wilder was troubled by Ortiz, but ultimately knocked him out in March 2018

“By no means am I looking past Ortiz, he’s a dangerous fighter. But I am looking through him (window shopping).

“All contracts have been signed already. It’s officially on.”

The announcement comes on eve of Anthony Joshua’s fight with Andy Ruiz Jr which is due to serve as his US debut and take place at MSG in New York.

For the entire fight week, Wilder has dominated all talking points having now made two major bout announcements within the space of three days.

Wilder has stolen Joshua’s thunder

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Wilder has stolen Joshua’s thunder

In their first meeting, the consensus suggested Fury was unfortunate not to get a decision against Wilder as he seemingly outboxed him for most of the evening.

However, he was knocked down twice, in the ninth and twelfth rounds, which ultimately cost him on the scorecards.

The controversy lingers on, hence why a much-anticipated rematch will now take place.





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