Tyson Fury signed the contract for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder live on TV and told ‘The Bronze Bomber’ “you’re getting smashed”.
‘The Gypsy King’ (30-0-1) finally has a confirmed fight on his schedule and will lock horns with the big-punching American on Saturday July 24 in Las Vegas.
Fury of course had been lined up to face fellow Brit Anthony Joshua in a massive world heavyweight title unification match. But Wilder won an arbitration ruling to force another showdown with the man from Morecambe.
Fury signs contract on TV
The pair subsequently agreed terms for their July 24 clash last week, and Fury signed on the dotted line during coverage of the super-lightweight unification showdown between Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez on Saturday night.
Once more and for all. pic.twitter.com/5wSYOe4VJ5
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 23, 2021
Fury has not fought since defeating Wilder in their Vegas rematch back in February 2020 – and he clearly cannot wait to return to doing what he does best.
The WBC, Ring magazine and lineal world champion said: “Wilder’s a p***y, an excuse maker and a s***house. Shall we do it and put him out of his misery. Seriously smashed to bits.
“Crack the other side of his skull, give him another shoulder injury, another bicep injury, a leg injury, nutsack injury, the whole lot.
“I will sign here as a man. Wilder, contract signed, you’re getting smashed!”
Venue and TV details
Fury vs Wilder 3 has two potential venues under consideration – Allegiant Stadium (home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders) and T-Mobile Arena (home of the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights).
The bout will again be a joint pay-per-view in the United States between FOX and ESPN. Wilder is affiliate to the former, Fury the latter. BT Sport Box Office is likely to get the call in the UK.
While Fury vs Joshua may be on ice now, there is clearly the possibility it could still happen later this year. But first Fury must dispose of Wilder again, while Joshua is likely to meet WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk in August.