Deontay Wilder’s trainer and manager both expect him to activate his rematch clause for a trilogy bout with Tyson Fury.
The ‘Gypsy King’ shocked the world by knocking down the ‘Bronze Bomber’ twice before forcing his corner to throw in the towel after seven rounds on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Before the bout, it was already established that the loser would have the opportunity to call for a third fight.
When asked if that’s their plan, Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel said: “Deontay will take the time, but you will see these guys in the ring again.
“Everyone was saying, ‘A rematch?’ This is it. The winner of that will then decide how it goes..
“I don’t expect to die, but I’ve had insurance for 50 years. You had the rematch [clause] for a reason, no matter what.”
Trainer and co-manager Jay Deas added: “It was a tough, gruelling fight with a tough, gruelling fighter.
“So coming from two fights in a row, November and February, this will give him some time to enjoy his family and rest up a little bit…
“My guess is, knowing him like I do, that he will absolutely want the rematch and these guys put on two tremendous fights already.
“So I certainly think the public will want it. I think it’s what you’ll see happen.”
The bout began with Fury surprising everybody by living up to his word and taking it to Wilder from the opening bell.
In the third round, he smashed home a right to the side of the champion’s head which sent him clattering down to the canvas.
He follows this up by flooring him again with a body shot in the fifth.
Then, come the seventh, Fury backed Wilder up into a corner, hammered home a straight right and began to unleash combinations, prompting the towel to be thrown in.
Referee Kenny Bayless separated the fighters and Fury is king of the world again.