Tyson Fury has urged Deontay Wilder to bring his “A+ game” when they eventually meet in the ring for a third time.
Fury, 32, ripped the WBC heavyweight title from Wilder’s grasp in a mesmerising performance back in February.
The Gypsy King backed up his pre-fight prediction by stopping his American foe out in Las Vegas, having dropped him to the canvas twice in the contest.
Wilder bemoaned trainer Mark Breland’s decision to throw in the towel after seven rounds despite his groggy state at the time, while also blaming the defeat on the heavy costume he wore to the ring.
Nevertheless, he will get the chance to reclaim his title in a trilogy bout with Fury which is now expected to go ahead next year.
The pair were due to lock horns for a third time in December of this year, but with fans still unlikely to be able to attend a 2021 date seems more plausible.
Despite not knowing when their all-important bout will take place, though, Fury has already started playing mind games with Wilder on Twitter.
Along with a picture of the 34-year-old in training, the Brit wrote: “Wilder looking in good shape.
“Could do with a good challenge. Please bring your A+ game this time my G @BronzeBomber”.
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Fury is hoping to get past Wilder for a second time and set up two undisputed heavyweight showdowns with domestic rival Anthony Joshua.
Earlier this summer the British duo sealed a two-fight agreement for 2021, but unified champion Joshua also needs to emerge unscathed from his upcoming clash with Kubrat Pulev.
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However, there is also the added complication of a WBC mandatory order for Fury after his bout with Wilder.
The winner of Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte’s November 21 rematch will be guaranteed a shot at his title, meaning he would need to vacate it in order to face Joshua.
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