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Fury's Promoter Disappointed if Wilder Exercises Trilogy Clause

Frank Warren, promoter for Tyson Fury, admits he would be "disappointed" if Deontay Wilder follows through on his promise to exercise a contractual clause for a trilogy fight in the summer.

Fury stopped Wilder in seven rounds on Saturday night, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, to capture the WBC heavyweight title.

Warren would have preferred to have his boxer go directly to a full unification fight with WBO, IBF, WBA, IBO world champion Anthony Joshua.

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Warren says the contract is concrete - where there is no way out if Wilder insists on a third fight. The first bout ended in a controversial twelve round split draw in December 2018.

Warren recently spoke with Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel, who insists once-beaten puncher is confident he can knock Fury out in the third fight.

"I prefer to go straight to Joshua, but that is the contract," Warren said to BBC Sport.

"It has to be honoured unless we can reach some accommodation for him to step aside. We could pay him to step aside if he wants to do that, but that is his choice. It would be lucrative for [Wilder], but I have spoken to his manager and Deontay does believe he has the beating of Tyson, and he can knock him out. I don't believe that. I fancied Tyson to stop him before the fight at the weekend. If he insists on the fight, we're locked into it."

Warren would still want the Fury-Joshua unification in 2020 - with Joshua already slated to make a mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev in June.

"I want it before the end of the year, provided Anthony Joshua does not get defeated by anyone else," Warren said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 02-26-2020

[QUOTE=Monty Fisto;20420709]It's funny how people amend their view of a fighter after they see him get beaten up round after round? Doesn't seem that strange to me. Had Fury got beaten up like that, without having any answer to his…

Comment by Wilder_nr1 on 02-26-2020

Wilder 100% has what it takes to beat Fury, he just wasn't doing any of it in the rematch. Hopefully in the third fight he comes in light again, and does what he did the first time.. wait till Fury…

Comment by SinderellaMan on 02-25-2020

[QUOTE=ChadVegas;20421526]Step aside fee has to be at least 20 million Fight 3 in Vegas is 50 million pay day[/QUOTE] Not beyond reason. Wilder losing actually made his value go up. All the heavyweights think they can beat & for good…

Comment by Dr_Calvin on 02-25-2020

Warren is still holding himself up as Fury's promoter, but Arum clearly puts the show on (in this case a joint promotion with PBC) and Fury is under MTK management. I am curious as to what Warren is actually doing…

Comment by ChadVegas on 02-25-2020

[QUOTE=SinderellaMan;20420592]Yes, take the step aside money with a guaranteed shot at the winner. Let the other big beat up on each other while you recover. Haymon needs to shut Finkel up & take an easy 5-10 million dollars. Go to…

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