The Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy was one of the most potent matchups in the heavyweight division. After the trilogy, Fury took on Dillian Whyte while Wilder took a year off before facing Robert Helenius. While they put on stellar performances, their fights couldn’t recreate the magic of their trilogy. In the meantime, Fury has recently set the terms for a potential fourth fight with Wilder.
If Deontay Wilder wants the fourth fight he’s got to come to England: Tyson Fury
‘The Gypsy King’ is currently set to defend his WBC title against Derek Chisora for their trilogy fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on December 3, 2022. Meanwhile, Wilder’s fight with Andy Ruiz Jr. has been ordered by the WBC to be the final eliminator for Fury’s belt, with the winners of these two bouts slated to face each other.
“Deontay Wilder is now fighting Andy Ruiz Jr in a final eliminator to fight me and that would be amazing over here in Wembley,” Fury told BT Sport on a potential fourth fight with Wilder, “I’ve been over there three times now, if he wants the fourth fight he’s got to come to England. Do it at Wembley, break all records again. Wilder is a phenomenal athlete and a phenomenal puncher. Here’s the thing, I beat Wilder, some people say three times and some people say two and a draw, however you want to look at it.”
“So, would people be interested in seeing me and him fight again for a fourth time? Yeah, even after three defeats…” the Briton went on, “How many times can you play with fire before you get burned? We’ll see what the future holds, but the future is bright for ‘The Gypsy King’ and I ain’t going nowhere.” [H/T talkSPORT]
Fury first faced Wllder at Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2018. The fight ended in a draw. However, it was a hotly contested decision, with many fans and commentators saying Fury was robbed. While others sided with Wilder.
This buildup set the stage for another showdown in 2020. Fury won the fight by a 7th-round TKO. Additionally, he won the WBC heavyweight title from Wilder and the vacant The Ring heavyweight title.
The third fight in 2021 was what lifted the trilogy off the pedestal. Wilder wanted his titles back but Fury won the fight via TKO in the 11th round. The drama surrounding the fight and the iconic fight itself made it one of the greatest heavyweight fights of all time.