Tyson Fury: If Wilder Loses, I'll Go After Ruiz-Joshua Winner

Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury has a backup plan in place - in the event Deontay Wilder will lose his upcoming rematch with Luis Ortiz.

Wilder will defend the WBC heavyweight title against Ortiz next Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Back in March 2018, Wilder stopped Ortiz in the tenth round - but not before Ortiz had Wilder is serious trouble during the seventh round of the fight. Wilder was able to recover and scored two knockdowns before Ortiz was saved by the referee.

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Fury is slated to have his own rematch with Wilder, in February 2020. They fought to a twelve round split draw in December of last year.

But that rematch would be down the drain - if Ortiz pulls off a shocker, as Wilder will likely exercise a rematch clause for a trilogy bout.

Should that happen, then Fury will go after the winner of Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua, who battle for the WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO world titles on December 7th in Saudi Arabia.

“When one door closes another one opens. So if he loses, he loses. He’ll have a rematch with Ortiz no doubt. And I’ll look for the winner of Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua on the same date,” Fury told Talk Sport.

Fury explains that either way he wants to eventually collide in the ring with the winner of Ruiz vs. Joshua. He's willing to fight Wilder in February and then go straight to the winner of Ruiz-Joshua in the summer.

“I believe 100 percent yes. It has got to happen. I have three fights left on my contract. Deontay Wilder is next and if Wilder wants it again, he can. Then I will fight the winner of Joshua and Ruiz Jr for sure," Fury said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by What up on 11-18-2019

Joshua who! Fury is all yap he was the one who pulled out of the wilder rematch waiting for wilder to turn 50

Comment by Curtis Harper on 11-16-2019

[QUOTE=rckdees;20191907]This clown is praying every day that Wilder loses so he can have a way out of the rematch.....I see there’s still some junior clowns on here saying Wilder ducked Joshua[/QUOTE] And he's not going to go after the man…

Comment by rckdees on 11-16-2019

This clown is praying every day that Wilder loses so he can have a way out of the rematch.....I see there’s still some junior clowns on here saying Wilder ducked Joshua

Comment by juggernaut666 on 11-15-2019

Fury will duck Joshua ,both Wilder and him are clowns. One declines 100 millions and the other says he wants 60% and wont fight in the U.K again. :Flush:

Comment by 5000boxing on 11-15-2019

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20190775]You said Ortiz was saved in the 5th? You have no education so why are you trying to flip flop what you said ? you are like that head acase Marciano on here just younger mentioning Wilder when I didn't…

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