Footage of Fury signing the fight contract was shown live during the ESPN+ broadcast of the Jose Ramirez vs. Josh Taylor title fight in the States, as the WBC champion upheld his side of the agreement after an arbitration court ruled that Wilder was contractually due a trilogy fight following Fury’s seventh-round TKO victory in February 2020.
That fight demanded a rematch, and the pair met for the second time in 2020, where Fury dominated the bout before eventually stopping the American to capture the WBC heavyweight title.
With Fury holding the WBC belt and fellow Brit Anthony Joshua holding the remaining heavyweight titles, the clamour for a unification bout began immediately, with the pair eventually signing a two-fight deal to face each other.
But, hot on the heels of the announcement that Fury and Joshua would meet in a titanic unification bout in Saudi Arabia on August 14, news emerged that an arbitration court had ruled that Wilder’s claim for a trilogy fight should be upheld.
“I will sign here, as a man.”
After putting pen to paper, Fury then turned to the camera and delivered a message direct to Wilder as he vowed to finish him once again.
“Wilder! Contract’s signed. You’re getting smashed!” he said.
“You’ll get knocked out! End of! One round! You’re going.
“I’ve got your soul, your mojo, everything. I own you! Super smashed!”
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