WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder agrees terms to Tyson Fury rematch; boxers sign deal for third fight

Deontay Wilder and Tuson Fury are expected to face off in a 22 February rematch in Las Vegas after fighting to a draw in December in Los Angeles.

Reuters September 14, 2019 16:03:50 IST
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder agrees terms to Tyson Fury rematch; boxers sign deal for third fight
  • Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have agreed to terms for their highly anticipated rematch.

  • The pair also agreed for a third fight after the rematch which is expected to take place in February next year.

  • Their first match ended in a draw in December in Los Angeles.

London: Heavyweights Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have agreed to terms for their highly anticipated rematch, promoter Bob Arum told BT Sport, while also signing a deal for a third fight.

The pair is expected to face off in a 22 February rematch in Las Vegas after fighting to a draw in December in Los Angeles, a match that allowed Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight title.

Each side of the February match will get 50 percent of the purse, according to the sports broadcaster, while the winner of the third gets 60 percent and the loser 40.

Fury, a 31-year-old Briton who will face off against Otto Wallin on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, stunned boxing fans in 2015 when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF, WBA and WBO belts, but he later struggled with his mental health, drinking and drug use, derailing his career.

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