Fury: I will smash Wilder in a round, I have his soul

Tyson Fury’s trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder is officially signed, after both fighters put pen to paper, with the bout now being staged at the 20,000 capacity T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 24 and not the nearby Allegiant Stadium as previously suggested, according to ESPN.

On signing the contract, Fury immediately took aim at Wilder who only won the right to a third fight earlier in the week after arbitration judge Daniel Weinstein ruled that the ‘Bronze Bomber’ was contractually entitled to the trilogy.

True to form, Fury was quick to disparage bitter rival Wilder who he trounced in seven rounds in February 2020 following a disputed draw in December 2018, where the ‘Gypsy King’ looked unfortunate not to win on the cards.

“Wilder, this contract is signed,” Fury told his US promoter Top Rank. “You’re getting smashed. When I say smashed, I mean smash, smash, smash, bang.

“You’re getting knocked out. End of. One round, you’re going. I’ve got your soul, your mojo, everything. I own you. Super smashed.”

WBC and Lineal king Fury had been poised to face WBA Super, WBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia on August 24 before judge Weinstein’s ruling radically altered the heavyweight championship landscape. The WBO has since ordered that Joshua must face its No.1 contender Oleksandr Usyk next or be stripped of that belt.

Fury and Joshua still hope to meet later in the year with all four belts on the line.