Mike Tyson Offers Important Advice To Deontay Wilder Over Tyson Fury Rematch
Boxing legend Mike Tyson has backed Deontay Wilder's decision to trigger his automatic rematch clause with new WBC champ Tyson Fury.
The 34-year-old Alabama-born boxing star suffered his first professional loss last month as Fury secured a seventh-round stoppage win in their blockbuster rematch.
And former WBC champ Wilder has confirmed that he intends to face his fierce rival for the third time.
'Iron' Mike, who celebrated Fury's win in Las Vegas, believes that Wilder has made the right call to step into the ring with the WBC champ again.
However, Tyson has suggested that it is important for the KO artist to return to full fitness and make sure his 'head is in the right place.'
The 53-year-old ex-boxing superstar told The Sportsman: "[Wilder] has to go right back in, right away.
"Get yourself healthy, your head right and get back in the ring."
Fury's co-promoter, Bob Arum, has already confirmed that Wilder's camp has exercised their contractual clause and the third fight is slated for July.
The 31-year-old Brit superstar's victory over Wilder ignited intense speculation that a mega-unification clash with Anthony Joshua could take place in 2020.
But MTK Global, Top Rank and Queensberry Promotions have since released a joint statement and said: "Due to the publication of a number of misleading and misrepresentative statements and articles made by third parties relating to Tyson Fury, the following statement is made jointly by MTK Global, Top Rank and Queensberry Promotions.
"Tyson Fury is the globally recognised number one heavyweight in the world and the current lineal, WBC and Ring Magazine champion.
"Tyson is contracted to a third fight with former WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.
"Any statement made regarding negotiations, talks, venues or any other bout should be disregarded.
"Any updates regarding future fights will only be made through official channels, and we will continue to deliver boxing fans the biggest and best fights involving the 'Gypsy King'."
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