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Tyson Fury Will Offer Deontay Wilder Millions To Pass Up On Rematch

Tyson Fury Will Offer Deontay Wilder Millions To Pass Up On Rematch

The rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury was the most highly anticipated in a number of years. The original bout between the pair was incredibly close, meaning their second meeting was always going to be full of intrigue.

Tyson Fury would go on to put on an incredibly dominant display, leaving little doubt that he was the top heavyweight in the world. Considering the way in which he won that fight, it is fair to wonder if a third meeting would hold quite the same appeal.

After all, the public have already moved on to discussing a possible showdown between Fury and Anthony Joshua. That is the fight most boxing fans want to see, but there is one thing standing in the way.

Deontay Wilder had a rematch clause inserted into the contract for the last fight, meaning he is entitled to another crack at the Englishman. He has three weeks to exercise that clause, with the stipulation that it has to take place by mid-July.

Considering the money is probably in a Joshua fight, it is not surprising that Fury is looking at ways to get out of meeting the American again.

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Speaking to the BBC, promoter Frank Warren said they will offer Wilder a multi-million dollar package in order for him to pass up on his chance for a rematch:

I prefer to go straight to Joshua but that's the contract. If he insists on the fight, we're locked into it.

It has to be honoured unless we reach some accommodation for him to step aside. We could pay him to step aside if he wants to do that, but that's his choice.

It would be lucrative for him, 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.

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Gary Connaughton

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