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Fury vows to knock Wilder out in the first after signing fight deal

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yson Fury has vowed to knock Deontay Wilder out in the first round after signing a contract to complete a trilogy a of fights with the American.

Tyson was expected to put his WBC belt on the line against Anthony Joshua‘s WBO, IBF and WBA titles in an all-British superfight in Saudi Arabia, with plans set for an August date.

But Wilder’s team won an arbitration hearing which stated that the he had the right for a third fight, now set for July 24, with Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium the tipped venue.

“Crack the other side of his skull? Give him another shoulder injury, another bicep injury, a leg injury… the whole lot.

“Wilder, contract’s signed, you’re getting smashed. When I say smashed, I mean smash, smash, smash.

“You’re getting knocked out, end of, one round, you’re going, I’ve got your soul, your mojo, everything. I own you.”

Fury first took on the then-defending WBC heavyweight champion in Los Angeles in 2018, with the Bronze Bomber retaining his strap after a controversial split decision draw.

MGM Grand Garden Arena hosted the rematch in 2020 with Fury taking the title with a seventh round TKO.

Joshua has been ordered to defend his WBO heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk.

Additional reporting by Press Association.


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