By Mark Elezaj
Frank Warren, Tyson Fury’s promoter says that a rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder is likely to take place this year in the United States.
Wilder retained his title in Los Angeles last December when the fight was declared a draw. Many fans have called the fight decision controversial, stating that Fury had done more than enough to get the victory from the judges despite the fact that he was knocked down twice.
Fury’s promoter told ESPN that talks were underway for the rematch, and if it does happen, it likely will not be in California like the first one was.
“Were trying to make that fight at the moment, everyone wants the fight and most importantly the fighters want it,” Frank Warren told ESPN.
“The venue is looking like the US, that’s where the money is. Tyson was disappointed with the judging with the last fight, as I was, so a lot of things need to be sorted but the US is where they want it, probably in the second quarter.”
“Vegas would be one of the options. I wouldn’t want to go back to California, I didn’t like working with the Californian commission and there were a lot of things we didn’t like there.”
“Tyson’s already in the gym working hard, ticking over, and I think we would get it before June.”
Wilder vs. Fury generated a huge payday for both fighters. With over 325,000 PPV buys, the fight became one of the most watched PPV’s for the heavyweight division in over a decade. If the rematch does happen, not only will it be a bigger commercial success than its predecessor but it will also put Heavyweight boxing back on top of the map.
~The Fighting Voice~