DEONTAY WILDER claims his rematch with Tyson Fury is officially on.
The Bronze Bomber, 33, will first defend his WBC title against Luis Ortiz in September before taking on the Gypsy King in early 2020.
1 Tyson Fury failed in his first attempt to take Deontay Wilder’s WBC beltCredit: PA:Press Association
The undefeated heavyweight pair battled to a controversial draw in Los Angeles last December in one of the greatest fights of the year.
Fury claimed he had been “robbed” in the bout and immediately called for a rematch but talks ended when the Brit signed a big-money deal with ESPN.
Yet, in a series of tweets on Friday night, Wilder insisted contracts have now been signed for a showdown with Fury, 30.
The American posted: “Well, as I always say I’m the realest Champion in the business and as I’ve mentioned before I must handle all my controversial fights ASAP. Luis Ortiz is first then Tyson Fury next.
“By no means am I looking pass Ortiz, he’s a dangerous fighter but I am looking through him.
“One fell to his Knee, the other on his Back… If you got questions then “We run it back”.
“All Contracts have been signed already it’s officially on.”
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Fury fights Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas on June 15 and had been ordered by the WBC to take on Brit rival Dillian Whyte in an eliminator to determine a mandatory challenger for Wilder’s belt.
Wilder destroyed fellow American Dominic Breazeale inside the first round in his last outing.
The announcement comes on the eve of WBA, WBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua’s defence against Andy Ruiz.
AJ, who also boats a zero in the loss column, weighed in at his ideal weight of 17st 9lbs for his Vegas clash.
Eddie Hearn says that Wilder fighting Ortiz again is an embarrassment