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Mike Tyson backs Wilder’s decision to call immediate rematch with Fury

Mike Tyson believes Deontay Wilder is right to call an immediate rematch with Tyson Fury despite his convincing defeat to the British heavyweight last month.

Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder are expected to square off for a third time in July at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Fury stripped Wilder of his WBC title in a remarkable performance that saw the Bronze Bomber’s team throw the towel in during the seventh round. Wilder and Fury’s trilogy fight has been pencilled in for July, providing sport has resumed by then amid the coronavirus crisis, and Tyson offered some advice to his fellow American ahead of the third clash.

He told the Sportsman: ‘[Wilder] has to go right back in, right away. ‘Get yourself healthy, your head right, and get back in the ring.’

Tyson is a self-declared fan of the Gypsy King and was leaning towards his name-sake before the original rematch.

Fight fans were hoping to see Fury go to war with Anthony Joshua in a unification battle that would crown an undisputed champion.

Wilder was beaten by a superb Fury (Picture: Reuters) Joshua has his own fight booked against Kubrat Pulev and after relentless speculation that a unification showdown was in the works, Fury’s team released a statement denying recent reports.

Fury’s management MTK Global and promotional companies Top Rank and Queensbury Promotions 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. MORE: BOXING WBC responds to new Tyson Fury drug ban allegations Tyson Fury’s ex-trainer mocks glove conspiracy theorists defending Deontay Wilder Tyson Fury cornerman responds to glove tampering conspiracy vs Deontay Wilder ‘Any statement made regarding negotiations, talks, venues or any other bout should be disregarded.

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‘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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