DEONTAY WILDER vs Tyson Fury 3 will take place BEFORE the end of July, with the Bronze Bomber set to activate the rematch clause.
According to Sports Illustrated, however, the terms of the contract state that the trilogy fight would have to take place by the end of July, under the agreement.
This would leave an unexpectedly short turnaround, particularly after the battering that Wilder took in the ring on Saturday night.
The 34-year-old appears undeterred, however, as The Athletic have confirmed that he WILL exercise the clause to have a third shot at Fury.
The Brit, who nabbed Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night, also appears very much up for the trilogy bout.
So much so, that he has already considered a potential venue.
The first fight took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, while Saturday’s went ahead at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – but Fury wants to take it to another level.
Speaking to BT Sport in the aftermath of his win, he said: “I expect he [Wilder] will want a rematch and I will have that. Great fights should have trilogies.
“And I want it here, just across the road, at the Raiders Stadium outdoors in front of 70,000.”
Wilder is clearly unhappy with the nature of his defeat, and has hit out at a number of what he feels are contributing factors.
The American has criticised referee Kenny Bayless, accusing the official of failing to punish Fury for a series of punches to the back and side of his head.
And he even revealed that Bayless had threatened to DISQUALIFY him for the same offence in a pre-fight briefing.
He told Yahoo: “The referee told me specifically that if I hit him in the back of the head or hit him on the break, he’d disqualify me.
“But I guess that was only directed toward me, because he allowed Fury to do those things. That’s the one thing that bothered me of everything.”
One of these blows lead to Wilder suffering a two centimetre cut to his left ear, that appeared to disorientate him for the rest of the fight.
He was knocked down in the third and fifth rounds by a rampant Fury, before the fight was stopped in the seventh.
Wilder is also unhappy with the stoppage, however, and has ditched trainer Mark Breland.
He said: “I’ve told them [his team] many times that if anyone throws the towel in on me, there will be consequences.
“If I say I’m going in there to try to kill a man, I accept that in return: he will have to kill me as well.”