Former WBC Heavyweight Champion has accused the Reigning Champ Tyson Fury of doing everything in his power to avoid their third meeting, which is now scheduled to take place on the 24th of July in Las Vegas.
“Now that we have an ETA and location of where we’re about to go, it makes training much more intensified. Now it means something. It’s for certain now,” Wilder told 78SPORTSTV.
“There’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. You’ve got to go through me. I’m the hardest puncher in heavyweight history and I’m going to continue to do that.”
The two heavyweight giants first met back in December 2019 when they settled for a controversial draw, after 12 rounds of entertaining battle, with the “Gypsy King” dominating the fight and having to survive two brutal knockdowns, including a near knockout situation to finish the fight in a strong position.
Deontay Wilder granted Fury a rematch afterwards but that ended a one-sided beat-down in favor of the Brit, who dropped Wilder twice en-route to a seventh round knockout victory back in February 2020.
Their second meeting also had a rematch clause, which “Bronze Bomber” activated immediately after conceding the first defeat of his professional career. The second meeting was scheduled for mid 2020 but the fight never materialised in 2020 as COVID 19 restrictions delayed it and Fury eventually refused to honour the contract with claims that the contract has expired.
Wilder was forced to take legal action against Fury, who had now turn sights towards a potential potential all British unification fight with WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO champion Anthony Joshua. The ruling has now gone in favor of the Knockout Artist from Alabama and he is ready to win his title back.
“Of course, I look at it as a coward way of trying to avoid me. For what reason? We know the reason and he knows the reason,” Wilder said.
“I’m ready to get this title back. We were contractually obligated to have a fight.
“He gave his word. When you do all that – and we have the proof – you’ve got to abide by that. You got to handle the business, and you can’t close the chapter without going through Deontay Wilder.”