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Wilder sends first message to Fury for three months ahead of rematch

staronline@reachplc.com (Matthew Cooper)

Former WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder appears to have sent a message to rival Tyson Fury, after breaking a three month silence on social media.

The Bronze Bomber lost his title to Fury back in February after a seventh round TKO but he has exercised his rematch clause.

A third fight between the two is expected to happen before the end of the year in Las Vegas and Wilder looks to have sent a clear message to the Gypsy King on social media.

Wilder posted a selfie of himself with the caption “I Believe In Glaz Za Glaz”, which translates to “eye for an eye”, outlining his intentions to exact revenge on Fury when they next meet.

Fury has been goading Wilder to agree to a date for the trilogy bout, recently saying: “Where you at mush? The clock is ticking!! I’m not gonna wait forever!!! There [are] other bums in the division that I want to eat for breakfast.”

His promoter, Frank Warren, has claimed Fury will be back in the ring this year even if the Wilder fight does not happen until 2021.

Speaking to ESPN, Warren said: “The first priority is to get Tyson in with Deontay Wilder, and the second priority is to get Tyson to fight this year.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have already fought twice

“I’ve got no conflict with Bob Arum, but Tyson is not going to wait until February to fight, it’s not what he wants.

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“Tyson is contracted to fight Deontay Wilder but Tyson has made it very clear that he wants to fight this year. He’s been training all of this year and my job is to deliver him a fight if the Wilder fight cannot happen this year.

“It might be a 10-rounder, I don’t know at the moment. It’s no one’s fault that this is the situation we are in but it can’t go on forever and you have to make some commercial decision and for Tyson’s wellbeing.

“I’m working on his behalf, he has been working very hard, and he wants to get back in the ring. At this stage I don’t know what it will be, I just hope he fights before the end of the year and we need to somehow make the Deontay Wilder fight work.

“I have no idea how it’s going to work at this stage. Their last fight was the highest grossing gate for a heavyweight fight in Las Vegas, and we can’t forget that. But if you can’t get fans you have to look at other scenarios.”

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