• Deontay Wilder exercises rematch clause to fight Tyson Fury again
  • Trilogy will be set on July in Las Vegas
  • Wilder fires warning shot 

A trilogy between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is now being set after the American fighter announced that he will be exercising his right to fight the Gypsy King for one more time.

The third fight, according to Fury's co-promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions, is being planned to take place on July 18 still at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas where the second fight was held.

"Now we will sit down and go through all the details for the fight," Arum said Sunday per ESPN's Dan Rafael, adding that the fight would again be a joint pay-per-view between ESPN and Fox which are Top Rank's and PBC's broadcasters, respectively. The legendary boxing promoter, though, clarified that the final say falls into the hands of Top Rank president Todd duBoef and Bruce Binkow of Premier Boxing Champions.

"We realized that date was the favorite of both ESPN and Fox because it comes at a dead time in sports, which is good for the fight," Arum said. "It's after the basketball playoffs, baseball is in the middle of the season and there's no football. It's the ideal time. The hotel, MGM Grand, also believes it to be an ideal time."

It was actually Arum, along with Frank Warren, who officially confirmed the trilogy for the WBC Welterweight belt now held by Fury.

"Wilder and his representatives formally notified us last night that they have accepted the rematch and are going forward," Arum told Ringside Reporter.

Speaking from experience, Arum said he already knew Wilder would pick up the immediate third fight clause.

"I figured he would do it because I have had enough experience with rematches to know that anything can happen and guys can change their strategy and want the opportunity to (avenge) the loss," Arum said.

The 34-year-old Wilder then took to social media and hinted about the immediate rematch with a fired warning shot.

"Your king is here and I'm not going anywhere, for the war has just begun," he said. "I'm a king that will never give up and will fight to the death. I am a warrior, I am strong and I will be back."

Deontay Wilder knocks down Tyson Fury in their first fight in Los Angeles in December 2018
Deontay Wilder knocks down Tyson Fury in their first fight in Los Angeles in December 2018 GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Harry How