Fury Says December Showdown With Wilder Set
It seems that a WBC championship showdown between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is all but the formality of a press conference away from being real.
Talking with ESPN this week, Fury claimed it only took “two days” for an agreement for a December showdown in Las Vegas to come to be.
“Me and Deontay have been back and forth for years,” Fury revealed to Behind the Gloves. “I think he’s great for boxing. He’s a great world champion and he’s the most dangerous heavyweight out there baring none.”
“Las Vegas is the destination, so I’ve been told. December is the month, 2018 is the year.”
Fury returns to the ring on August 18th against Francesco Pianeta, in his second tune up fight since returning from a three year hiatus from the sport.
Fury claimed that dealing with Deontay Wilder’s team was not difficult, and lays blame for a Wilder-Anthony Joshua matchup not materializing on Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn.
“It’s been very, very easy [to make the fight]. We basically did this deal in two days, it’s been the most straightforward, not complicated, deal that I have ever done. I’ve found his full team and him gentlemen to deal with, straightforward and very, very easy.
“If I was a really greedy person then I suppose that it would be hard to deal with but with Deontay, we know where it is, we’re both fair men and we treat each other with respect with regards to the business side of things and on the night, we’ll kick each other around that ring.
Initial Report: ESPN