BREAKING: Tyson Fury Signs His Contract to Face Deontay Wilder for the Trilogy

Published 05/22/2021, 9:19 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 15: Boxer Tyson Fury makes his grand entrance to fight Tom Schwarz at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury has been boxing’s main attraction over the last week. He first announced the undisputed title bout against Anthony Joshua. However, a day later, Deontay Wilder won his arbitration case and Fury had to face ‘The Bronze Bomber.’

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Fans now have a big update about the trilogy between the current WBC champion and the former champion. Reports suggest the pair could meet as early as July 24, and some even claim Wilder has already signed his contract. And now, Fury has made an announcement of his own.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The 30-0-1 boxer hilariously crashed the telecast of the Jose Ramirez vs. Josh Taylor bout and revealed, “I just signed the Deontay Wilder contract. B***h, you’re getting knocked out. Knocked out!” 

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Thus, he confirmed he has agreed to face ‘The Bronze Bomber’ next.

However, this is all Fury said and left. Therefore, he revealed no more information regarding the bout. Regardless of this, the news will excite fans who will be happy to see the champion back in action sooner than expected.

The way he signed the contract was another typical Tyson Fury move. While joking around in the arena, ‘The Gypsy King’ put pen to paper. Moreover, while Fury was signing the contract, the cameras showed Wilder had already done his bit.

READ MORE: Tyson Fury to Earn More Than Deontay Wilder for the Trilogy Fight

What do we know about the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder bout?

The news confirmed that both parties finished negotiations, and only the announcement is pending. Therefore, fans can expect an official announcement with the date and venue soon. So what do we already know about the fight?

We know that this time Fury will earn more than Wilder since he is the champion. The rematch clause included that the winner would get a 60/40 share of the earnings in the trilogy, and since Fury won, he will now earn more than the American.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates his win by TKO in the seventh round against Deontay Wilder in the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

In addition, we also know that Fury and his team had the option to pay Wilder step-aside money to make the Anthony Joshua fight. However, as ‘The Bronze Bomber’ demanded $20 million, ‘The Gypsy King’ did not want to entertain that.

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What do you make of these comments from Tyson Fury? Do you think he can knock out Deontay Wilder again?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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