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TYSON FURY wants a fourth fight with Deontay Wilder to be staged in the UK – and believes it can sell three million pay-per-views.

  The ‘Gypsy King’ has reversed his plans to retire from boxing and will defend his title against Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 3. Fury is also planning an active 2023 and could face Wilder for a fourth time if he defeats Andy Ruiz Jr in their final eliminator.

  Fury has beaten Wilder twice during their epic heavyweight trilogy, with his third fight against the ‘Bronze Bomber’ ending with a brutal penultimate-round KO after he himself was knocked down twice. After three tough outings in America, Fury has said he will only defend his belt against Wilder again if his rival travels.

  “I am not sure but I am not going over to America to fight him I have been over there three times now,” Fury said during an interview with Queensberry Promotions when asked if a fourth fight with Wilder was in his plans for next year. “Providing he gets through that fight [Ruiz Jr] and I get through mine. And if the Oleksandr Usyk fight cannot be made in February, I will have a mandatory by April, he will have to come to Wembley in April.

  “April, Wembley, Wilder. I have already beaten him three times though. Would people want to watch that? Of course they would. We would come over here and break all records in the UK with that fight. We would come over here and have a crowd of 94,000 with the event doing three to four million pay-per-view buys. But let’s not underestimate Derek Chisora.”

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  Wilder flirted with retirement following his second defeat by Fury last year, but reversed his plans and made a successful return to the ring by knocking out Robert Helenius in the first round. No date has been set for his fight with Ruiz Jr but the fight has been ordered by the WBC.

  Despite earning a controversial draw with his rival in their first outing, Wilder has struggled against the revitalised Fury who maintained his unbeaten record over their three fights. But he believes despite outcome of their past showdowns, he is still a big name in the heavyweight division.

  “I think that there’s definitely a chance of a fourth fight again,” Wilder told Sky Sports. “Boxing is a business. Many people call it a sport but it’s not a sport. The heavyweight division is very small. I’m still a big fish in the business, especially here in America. As long as we’re all in the same division and all still currently fighting, why not? It only can lead to that. With all that being said, it’s definitely a possibility.”

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