Arum: Fury To Make “Amazing” Offer To Wilder
Up until Monday, the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury for the WBC world heavyweight title seemed to be all but signed. Yet, Monday morning, Tyson Fury would sign a co-promotional deal with Bob Arum’s Top Rank and ESPN, throwing the entire rematch into chaos.
On Tuesday, Wilder would proclaim that he in-fact is not contractually obligated to any network, and that Fury’s signing with ESPN wouldn’t stand in the way of a rematch of their 2018 draw from Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“Deontay Wilder himself said that as far as networks are concerned he’s a free agent,” Bob Arum told ESPN this week. “Today we are sending out an offer to Deontay Wilder, which will also go to his manager Shelly Finkel and his adviser Al Haymon making this offer, which is a tremendous one, to do the fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
“The public deserves to see the best fights and if promoters can’t work together to present the best fights — shame on the promoters.”
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