Deontay Wilder has posted an intense message on social media that indicates his plans to invoke his rematch clause with Tyson Fury.
The Bronze Bomber relinquished his WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas last weekend after he was comprehensively beaten by Fury in seven rounds.
It was the first defeat of Wilder’s professional career but a 30-day window to order a rematch gives him a chance to take his belt back.
And the American has vowed to do just that in a message to his fans.
Wilder says “the war has just begun” and that he will rise to regain the title.
“Hello my people, my Bomb Squad army, my Bomb Squad nation, to all my loved ones around the world, I just want to let you know I am here,” Wilder said in a video posted on Twitter.
“Your king is here. And we ain’t going nowhere, for the war has just begun.
“I will rise again. I am strong. I am a king, you can’t take my pride.
“I am a warrior. I am a king that will never give up. I’m a king that will fight to the death.
“And if anyone don’t understand that, don’t understand what it is to go to war, don’t understand what it is to fight, we will rise again. We will regain the title.
“I will be back. We will hold our heads up high. Your king is in great spirit.
“We will rise like a phoenix from the ashes and regain the title.
“I’ll see you in a few months, for the war has just begun. All my love to all my people.”
Top Rank chief Bob Arum has earmarked July for the potential third meeting between Wilder and Fury, with the bout to take place in the United States.
A clause in the contract means that the trilogy fight will be split 60/40 in Fury’s favour as he came out on top in their second clash. Wilder seems ready to accept those terms and attempt to regain the belt that he successfully defended 10 times back.
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