Arum Looking To Make Wilder-Fury 2 In 2020
Top Rank Boxing and ESPN may have failed in its initial attempt in securing a rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, but promoter Bob Arum is not giving up on making the fight happen in the future.
After Wilder rejected Top Rank’s offer to fight on ESPN platforms and build towards a fall showdown against Fury, the chances of the sequel to their December 2018 matchup happening appear slim. Fury’s current schedule will have him fight twice in the United States with the idea of having Wilder vs. Fury 2 on pay-per-view in early 2020.
“Assuming he (Fury) wins this fight, he’ll have another appearance in the United States. Then hopefully next year in February he’ll end up fighting Wilder. Their idea is to have Wilder fight twice on their platform and then to get together a do a PPV fight. ESPN is just a distributor,” Arum said.
Wilder is going to defend his title next in the United States against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale, but the fight will aired on Showtime. Wilder could potentially stick with Showtime for the time being as he is discussing a multi-fight deal with the network, putting another speed bump on the road to Wilder vs. Fury 2. Even with another network potentially involved, Arum still believes something can be worked out to make the rematch a reality.
“It may well be that Wilder also has a network involved. They may want to share the distribution in some way with ESPN and that is something we’ve done before.”
Quotes From: World Boxing News