The former heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder said ‘the war has just begun’ to regain belt.

According to Daily Mail of UK, this is biggest hint indicating a third fight is imminent. The first fight with Tyson Fury ended in a draw before that of the last weekend.

The Bronze Bomber was battered from pillar to post in a resounding defeat in Las Vegas

The Bronze Bomber was battered from pillar to post during a seven round onslaught before his trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel to hand Fury a famous win in Sin City. 

The former WBC champion has since given interviews regarding the defeat, in which he blamed his 40 pound ring walk outfit for fatiguing his legs moments before the first bell rang out. 

Blames defeat on the eccentric outfit he entered the ring with

The pre-fight agreement stipulated that the loser of the highly-anticipated rematch would be given the opportunity to trigger a third fight should he so please, as long as that demand is made within 30 days of the bout. 

And it looks as though Wilder will look to inflict revenge on the Gypsy King after the 34-year-old shared a video on social media reflecting on his loss and vowing to ‘rise like a phoenix from the ashes’.

‘Your King is here,’ he said. ‘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 am a King that will fight to the death. 

‘Your King is in great spirits and we will rise like a phoenix from the ashes and regain the title. I will see you in a few months as the war has just begun.’ 

Wilder had been critical of Breland’s decision to throw in the towel 99 seconds into the seventh round, with the Alabama-born hitter insisting he was willing to ‘die on his shield’.

The future of Breland, a former Olympic and world champion, has yet to be decided, with head coach Jay Deas critical of his colleague’s decision to stop the contest. 

A third fight would mean that plans for a mega-fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua in a unification bout will have to be put on hold in the short term.

The Brits are both eager to face off in what would be the biggest fight in British boxing history, with talk of either a summer or winter bout this year.

A trilogy fight between Wilder and Fury is likely to take place no later than July, and it is hoped that, should Fury come through that one and AJ see of Kubrat Pulev, fight fans will get the bout they want before the year is out.  

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