Tyson Fury

Fury has elbow surgery

According to an interview with British broadcaster BT Sport, John Fury said Tyson had cortisone injections in both elbows and had a six-hour operation to remove bone spurs.

"Tyson was very badly injured going into that fight," John Fury told BT Sport. "He was handicapped from the beginning. It wasn't a boxing match, was it?"

The 33-year-old Fury outlasted Wilder in an enthralling slugfest in Las Vegas that was more competitive than many had expected but ended as most predicted, with the Briton outboxing the American to remain the undefeated lineal champion.

Gypsy King on road to undisputed fight, but Dillian Whyte bout likely next

There were scarcely any British fans to witness the carnage at the T-Mobile Arena, but Fury v Wilder III will go down as one of the greatest, most thrilling encounters in boxing history.

"I believe I beat any man in history," was Fury's verdict, and it is hard to see who could beat the Gypsy King after another jaw-dropping performance made iconic by the guts and glory of the WBC champion.

After finally closing the door on his trilogy with Wilder, it leaves fans asking what is next for Fury?

'I am going to bask in my victory'

Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder to retain WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas

Twenty months since Fury dethroned the American, the 33-year-old had to show all his resolve and resilience to extend his undefeated professional record to 32 fights after twice being floored in the fourth round.

Fury sent his opponent sprawling in an explosive third, only to see Wilder recover and the Briton found himself on the end of the Bronze Bomber's huge right hand twice in quick succession.

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder III: Who will win trilogy bout in Las Vegas?

Britain's Fury will defend his WBC crown against the American, who he stopped in the seventh round during their second fight 20 months ago.

It was Wilder's first defeat of a 44-fight professional career and sparked him into accusing Fury of cheating.

"Deep down in his soul, he knows he lost and he'll lose again," said Fury.

"After this fight, he'll be back working in that fast food chain that he was working at earlier on in his career. It's retirement for him.

Tyson Fury calls Deontay Wilder 'dangerous' and an 'atomic bomb'

American Wilder was knocked out by WBC champion Fury in February 2020 after their first contest ended in a draw.

"A lot of people are writing Wilder off in this fight," said 33-year old Fury before Saturday's Las Vegas bout.

"They almost look at him like he's a bum. Like he can't fight and he's useless. You can't write him off."

The defeat by Fury is Wilder's sole loss on his professional record and the Briton, who goes into the fight as the clear favourite, is aiming to extend his undefeated streak to 32 fights.

Anthony Joshua: Eddie Hearn would be 'shocked' if Tyson Fury fight didn't happen

Fury, 33, was forced to shelve plans to fight Joshua after being ordered by an arbitrator to face Deontay Wilder, leaving fans gutted to see the undisputed showdown fall through.

Joshua defends his WBA (Super), IBF and WBO belts against Oleksandr Usyk next and AJ's promoter says he would be shocked if the Fury fight did not happen.

"I don't want to speak badly about Fury's team, but I don't trust them. Really, we've got to look after ourselves and our own business, which is Oleksandr Usyk. The only thing that matters right now is that fight.

Fury-Wilder III postponed

WBC champion Fury had signed a contract in May to fight American Wilder for a third time on July 24.

Fury tested positive earlier this week and the fight will be postponed until the autumn.

Fury, 32, had been set to face fellow Briton Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia in August in a world heavyweight unification title fight, but an American arbitrator ordered Fury to fight Wilder again before Sept. 15.

Fury first fought Wilder, who is now 35, in 2018 and took the WBC title from him in a rematch in February 2020 with a seventh-round stoppage.

     

Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury might not happen until 2023, fears Steve Bunce

The all-British fight had looked set to take place in Saudi Arabia in August.

But it fell through when Deontay Wilder's team won an arbitration hearing stating the American had a right to a third fight with Fury.

"It might not be December or even next year," said Bunce.

The much anticipated fight between Fury and Joshua would have seen the pair contest all four world titles for the first time in the sport's history.

Fury is the WBC champion while Joshua has the WBO, WBA and IBF belts.

Deontay Wilder won't step aside from Tyson Fury fight - Bob Arum

Fury, 32, agreed to face Joshua, 31, in Saudi Arabia.

But Wilder's team forced an arbitration hearing which concluded he had a contractual right to face Fury for a third time. The latest fight is set to take place in Las Vegas on 24 July.

"There's no chance he [Wilder] will step aside," Arum told Boxing Social.

"Whatever it is, the judge said he had a right to the rematch and we are going to go ahead with it."

Arum said Fury was angry when he learned that the fight against American Wilder will take place, adding: "It is what it is.

Fury-Joshua bout confirmed

Joshua, 31, holds the IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO titles while Fury, 32, is the WBC belt holder.

"August the seventh, August the 14th. I think it's a very bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia," Eddie Hearn, head of Matchroom Sport and Joshua's promoter said.

Joshua won back his belts from Andy Ruiz Jr in Diriyah, on the outskirts of the Saudi capital Riyadh, in December 2019. He had lost the belts to the Mexican-American in an earlier shock defeat.

Hearn said Fury's lawyers were going through the fine details but an announcement could come this week.