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Wilder vs. Fury III happening in July, according to ESPN

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Fury Wilder Boxing
Posted at 3:26 PM, Feb 24, 2020

UPDATE MARCH 2: ESPN is reporting that Deontay Wilder has officially exercised his right to an immediate third fight with Tyson Fury.

Boxing promoter Bob Arum told ESPN on Sunday that the fight will happen July 18 at MGM Grand Garen Arena.

Their first fight in December 2018 ended in a draw. Fury beat Wilder in the 2nd fight last month.

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The Athletic is reporting that Deontay Wilder is planning to exercise his rematch clause and fight Tyson Fury again this summer.

Lance Pugmire also says that Wilder told him that his legs were weakened by the 45-pound costume he wore to the ring in honor of Black History Month and it contributed to his loss.

Additionally, Wilder reportedly told Pugmire that he is re-evaluating retaining assistant trainer Mark Breland because he threw in the towl and that referee Kenny Bayless declined to confront Fury over a slew of punches to the back of Wilder's head.

Fury won the fight on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden after Wilder's corner threw in the towel in the 7th round. It was the first loss ever for Wilder in 44 fights and it was the 11th defense of the title he won in 2015.

Many boxing experts are Fury's performance on Saturday night as one of the greatest in the history of heavyweight boxing.

Many fans want to see Fury take on WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO title holder Anthony Joshua next. Another British heavyweight, Dillian Whyte, is Fury's mandatory challenger, according to CNN.