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Deontay Wilder has confirmed his intentions to trigger the rematch clause and vowed to "regain the title" after sharing a defiant video on social media.
Wilder lost his WBC heavyweight world title to Tyson Fury following a seventh round corner stoppage last weekend in Las Vegas.
'The Bronze Bomber' failed to attend the post-fight press conference but he did release a statement on Monday, and he's now finally broken his social media silence by addressing his desire to fight 'The Gypsy King' for a third time.
"Hello my people, my Bomb Squad army, my Bomb Squad nation, to all my loved ones around the world, I just want to let you know I am here," the American said to his fans in a video on social media.
"Your king is here. And we ain't going nowhere, for the war has just begun. I will rise again. I am strong. I am a king, you can't take my pride.
"I am a warrior. I am a king that will never give up. I'm a king that will fight to the death. And if anyone don't understand that, don't understand what it is to go to war, don't understand what it is to fight, we will rise again. We will regain the title.
"I will be back. We will hold our heads up high. Your king is in great spirit. We will rise like a phoenix from the ashes and regain the title. I'll see you in a few months, for the war has just begun. All my love to all my people."
Wilder has also blamed his crushing defeat on his pre-fight costume, which he wore during his extravagant ring walk. He claimed the gear was too heavy and drained his legs.
Fury vs. Wilder III, meanwhile, is tentatively scheduled for the summer.
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