Tyson Fury confirms next three fights after refusing to pay Deontay Wilder $10m

Tyson Fury has confirmed who his next three fights will be against after refusing to pay Deontay Wilder to set a clash with Anthony Joshua.

WBC heavyweight champion champion Fury said he will not be paying the Bronze Bomber to step aside, with the two due to clash in a rematch later this year.

The Gypsy King took Wilder's belt in their February bout, but the terms of the contract contained a clause allowing the loser to demand a rematch – which the American triggered shortly after his defeat.

Fury's victory led to a clamour for him to face fellow Brit Joshua – who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles – in a unification fight.

However, former Olympic champion Joshua must first defend his three belts against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in a fight expected to take place in October.

Reports have surfaced claiming Wilder would accept $10million to step aside, allowing 31-year-old Fury to face Joshua sooner.

But Fury was having none of that, and is adamant Wilder will be his next opponent, followed by two fights against his 30-year-old compatriot in what he predicted would be "the biggest fight in boxing history".

"We’ve got the rematch with Wilder at some point," said Fury. "Then we’ll have the two AJ fights. We'll have one, then obviously when I batter him, he’ll want a rematch."

Fury added: "Some newspaper reported that [Wilder] wanted $10m to step aside. I’m not paying him to step aside. I’d rather take his scalp again.

"I'll beat him in the ring and that’s how I’ll get him out the way. I wouldn’t pay him, I’d rather give him another battering.

"I'm going to take him out again, hopefully at the end of the year.

"Then, we’re going to go into 2021 for the biggest fight in boxing history between two undefeated British heavyweights. We’re going to battle it out for all of the gold.


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