Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has admitted he’s planning on exercising his rematch clause for a third fight with Tyson Fury.
The Brit dethroned Wilder from the top of WBC mountain las Saturday, outclassing him in every possible way before he TKO’d him in the 7th.
It was by far the most one-sided big-time championship bout in the last years, with Fury sending Wilder to the canvas two times before the final 7th round.
A lot of people were saying that Wilder should take an interim fight before facing Fury for a third clash, but “The Bronze Bomber” has said to sports.yahoo that the trilogy will be taking place this summer.
“He didn’t hurt me at all, but the simple fact is … that my uniform was way too heavy for me,” Wilder told Yahoo Sports by telephone.
“I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight. In the third round, my legs were just shot all the way through. But I’m a warrior and people know that I’m a warrior. It could easily be told that I didn’t have legs or anything. A lot of people were telling me, ‘It looked like something was wrong with you.’ Something was, but when you’re in the ring, you have to bluff a lot of things. I tried my best to do so. I knew I didn’t have the legs because of my uniform.
“I was only able to put it on [for the first time] the night before, but I didn’t think it was going to be that heavy. It weighed 40, 40-some pounds with the helmet and all the batteries. I wanted my tribute to be great for Black History Month. I wanted it to be good and I guess I put that before anything.”
Wilder will be going on a vacation by the end of March and admitted that once he gets back to the USA he’ll start preparing for the third bout with Fury.