Wilder-Fury II In Negotiations For Early 2019
With the holiday season over, negotiations have begun for Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s highly anticipated rematch for the WBC world heavyweight title.
Wilder held on to the title via a controversial split-decision draw that saw Fury nearly knocked out in the 12th round, rising up almost from the dead to finish the fight.
“We’re trying to make that fight at the moment, everyone wants the fight and most importantly the fighters want it,” Fury’s promoter, 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.
Warren feels that the fight will happen in the early spring, and has been made easy to make due to Fury’s willingness to travel outside of the United Kingdom, something Anthony Joshua has yet to do in his pro career.
“We’re not complicated, Tyson is the most uncomplicated person you will meet, and he will fight anyone,” Warren added.
“He went to Germany to fight Wladimir Klitschko and he went to America to fight Wilder. It’s (Joshua’s promoters) Barry and Eddie Hearn’s agenda that complicates it. Joshua is their cash cow and they want to keep milking it.”
Quotes Via EuroSport