Fury’s Team Aiming For Rematch In Spring
With Eddie Hearn flying to Los Angeles, rival Frank Warren is looking to lock down a lucrative rematch between Deontay Wilder and his client Tyson Fury.
Warren along with the British Boxing Board of Control (BBoC) filed a complaint with the WBC over the scoring of Fury and Wilder’s December 1st split decision draw. The optimal result for Warren is WBC Presiden Mauricio Sulaiman ordering an immediate rematch between the two, before Wilder would have a chance to set up a long awaited unification fight between Wilder and IBF, WBA, and WBO champion Anthony Joshua.
Warren said: “You’d think they’d want the rematch. They’ve said they do,” speaking of Wilder and his team. “I think it’s got a good chance of coming to London. You’d have a 90,000 gate at Wembley, so you’re talking serious money. But with Tyson, he’ll travel. He’ll go where the money is, for March, April.
“I find it invigorating. From where he’s come from, I just really enjoy it. They said he wasn’t going to sell any tickets. They said it wouldn’t go ahead – well it did go ahead, didn’t it?
“They said it was going to be a boring fight. It was one of the most exciting fights – certainly the most exciting I’ve seen at heavyweight in America since Lennox Lewis-Vitali Klitschko [in 2003]. I’ve worked with Mike Tyson, Frank Bruno, all of those. Now, Fury’s the people’s champion.”
Initial Report: The Guardian