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Tyson Fury Opens Up About His Plans If Luis Ortiz Defeats Deontay Wilder In Their Rematch

Tyson Fury Opens Up About His Plans If Luis Ortiz Defeats Deontay Wilder In Their Rematch

Tyson Fury has made it clear that he will continue to conquer the heavyweight division even if Deontay Wilder loses his rematch against Luis Ortiz.

The WBC champ, 33, is eyeing up his final fight of 2019 against Cuban star Ortiz, who almost caused a stunning upset against Wilder in 2018.

While an official date for the rematch has not been confirmed, it's expected that Wilder will defend his title in November before a second bout with Fury in early 2020.

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But the 'Gypsy King' said that he would turn his attention to the winner of Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua should Ortiz defeat Wilder.

"To be honest, it really doesn't matter for whatever opponent is next for me, whether Wilder wins or Ortiz wins," the Brit superstar told Sporting News.

"I'm sure if Ortiz wins, there would be an immediate trilogy, so I wouldn't be fighting both of those guys straight away. Then I'd be looking at the winner of Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua."

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Kubrat Pulev, who slammed Fury for saying that he snubbed a fight against him, is the current mandatory challenger for the winner of Ruiz-Joshua.

Ruiz, 29, dropped 'AJ' four times in Madison Square Garden in June to secure a TKO victory and win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles.

The 29-year-old superstar Brit will look to avenge his only professional loss in his rematch on 7th December in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

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Ruiz initially said that he wouldn't travel to the country for a rematch before agreeing to the fight and saying that he looked "forward to ending [Joshua's] career in the desert."

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But Fury was critical of the Mexican-American for not wanting to travel to Saudi Arabia in the first place.

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"If I was a promoter, and I'm not, my goal would be to make as much money as possible for both fighters and to go where the most money is for the fighters," he said.

"So, that's what I think Eddie Hearn is doing. Saudi Arabia is an off-the-beat place and not usually a boxing place.

"Then, neither was Zaire or Manila, where [Muhammad] Ali fought George Foreman and Joe Frazier.

"Those countries put on significant events there and put their countries on the map.

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"How you become a global superstar is traveling to different countries and fighting there.

"Muhammad Ali was a classic example of going around the world, boxing in many different countries. If Andy Ruiz wants to be great, it shouldn't make a difference where he boxes in the world.

"His concern should be to win and be viewed by as many people as possible."

Will Wilder beat Ortiz in the rematch?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Luis Ortiz, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Gypsy King, Deontay Wilder

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