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Tyson Fury And Deontay Wilder's Trilogy Fight Date Has Been Set

Tyson Fury And Deontay Wilder's Trilogy Fight Date Has Been Set

The third bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is scheduled to take place on on December 19.

After two incredible fights, the pair are contracted to slug it out again and are expected to do so just six days before Christmas later this year.

There's no word on an exact location at the moment, but there is confidence that at least some fans will be able to attend the grudge match for the WBC world heavyweight championship.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, Top Rank executive Brad Jacobs said: "We are focusing on December 19 and are hoping that, by then, we are back to a nearly normal situation.

"That may be a 50 per cent capacity.

"We are looking all over the world, at this point, for the best location for this event. That will be narrowed down and we'll see where it takes us."

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The first bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles was controversially judged as a draw but Fury would regroup and go one better in the rematch when he dominated Wilder in Las Vegas in February.

The Bronze Bomber suffered his first professional defeat in brutal fashion after a masterclass from Fury, who secured the TKO victory in the seventh round after inflicting some serious damage on his opponent.

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Wilder came up with plenty of excuses in the aftermath of the feat, including blaming the loss on his 40lbs costume he wore during his Black History month-inspired ring-walk.

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It didn't take long for he champion to hit back furiously. He stated that Wilder's trainer and the Las Vegas commission witnessed his hands being wrapped and branded the conspiracy as "bullsh*t".

"I've just read an article saying I might have had some 'blunt objects' in my gloves," Fury said in a video on Twitter and Instagram.

"Yeah, two big 19 stone destroyers in each glove. Getting punched in the temple may do that do you.

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"Unless Deontay Wilder's own trainer Jay Deas was in on the conspiracy as well along with all the Las Vegas Commission guys who never left the room.

"Jay Deas was in the room while I had my hands wrapped, he examined them.

"He was in there when I had my gloves put on, examined them, and everybody else was in the room, they don't leave you.

"So, everybody citing foul play - bulls**t.

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"And the next time I'll put a dent in his boxing career, end it. It'll be two knockout losses in a row, bye bye forever."

Roll on December 19 for Fury-Wilder III...

Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Boxing, Deontay Wilder

Josh Lawless

Josh is a sports journalist who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.