Frank Warren wants Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy fight at Old Trafford

Frank Warren says Tyson Fury has always dreamed of fighting at Old Trafford – and he wants the Manchester United stadium to host a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.

Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round of their huge rematch in Las Vegas on Saturday night to capture his WBC heavyweight crown.

But the American has 30 days to exercise the rematch clause in his contract and ensure they step into the ring for a third time in the summer.

Wilder's team indicated he was likely to activate the rematch clause immediately after the fight and Fury's co-promoter Warren has now revealed his manager Shelly Finkel called him to confirm that plan on Sunday morning.

Whilst there have been calls for a fight with Anthony Joshua to decide the undisputed king of the division, Fury may have little choice but to face Wilder again.

Warren is already planning for that possibility and says hosting the bout at Old Trafford would be Fury's dream scenario.

Warren told Metro: "Shelly Finkel rang me the morning after the fight to tell me they would probably invoke the immediate rematch. If that is the case, I think we’ve got to do the fight in the UK. Have it as Tyson’s homecoming.

"He deserves the chance to fight as a WBC world champion in front of his home fans.

"I’d love to do it in Manchester at Old Trafford. That’s always been a dream of Tyson’s.

"Directly after the fight Tyson said he’d love to do the unification fight with Anthony Joshua. That’s his next target. He wants to unify the belts, but he’s prepared and happy to fight Wilder again."

After his dramatic draw with Wilder in their first fight in December 2018, Fury appeared at Old Trafford and was presented to fans at half-time of a 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

Speaking on the pitch at the Theatre of Dreams, the Gypsy King declared his dream to fight at the venue.

“I spoke to Frank Warren and he said Arsenal, I said ‘no, let’s have it at Old Trafford’,” he told BT Sport.

“So hopefully we can have it here in the summer.”

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