Fury puts his WBC, Ring magazine and lineal world heavyweight titles on the line in a trilogy match against ‘The Bronze Bomber’ at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The bout has been a long time coming, it is now 16 months since Fury destroyed Wilder in their rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. That was the first defeat of Wilder’s professional career and it brought a ton of excuses from the beaten fighter.
Plans for the trilogy fight fell through late last year but Wilder won an arbitration ruling last month to force the match – instead of a Fury vs Joshua showdown for all the heavyweight marbles.
Fury confident of Wilder KO
Fury (30-0-1) is supremely confident the result will be exactly the same as February 2020, revealing: “I’m excited to once again be fighting in Las Vegas, the home of The Gypsy King’.
“For the last 18 months, I’ve been living rent free in Wilder’s head. He got smashed to pieces in our last fight, and for some reason, he wants it again. Let’s go. The Big Dosser is getting knocked spark out.”
Wilder (42-1-1) put Fury on the deck twice during their first meeting in Los Angeles in December 2018. That bout ended in a controversial draw and despite the rematch defeat the American remains a dangerous foe.
Wilder still dangerous
He said, “Nothing has changed. It’s still one face, one name, one champion – Deontay Wilder. I’m in the best shape of my life. July 24, I’m going to show the people why I’m still the baddest man on the planet.”
Frank Warren, who co-promotes Fury, said: “I’m delighted to see Tyson Fury have an opportunity to defend his prestigious WBC Heavyweight Championship of the world.
“Since making his comeback with Queensberry in 2018, Tyson has showed the remarkable character he has and cemented himself as the best heavyweight of his generation.
“Make no mistake though, this is no easy fight. Deontay Wilder is an incredibly dangerous puncher and clearly has tremendous self-belief for invoking this rematch.
“I’m sure this will be another absolute classic and I remain confident Tyson will prevail again and we can hopefully look forward to an Undisputed fight in the future.”