Vegas Or NYC Potential Sites Of Wilder-Fury II
If Deontay Wilder had a choice, he and Tyson Fury’s highly anticipated rematch would take place at Barclays Center.
Wilder, who has headlined three cards at the venue, including his WBC title win against Bermane Stiverne in 2015, feels like it would be natural fit for the rematch of his December 1st split-decision draw against the lineal heavyweight champion.
“It really doesn’t matter, but I would love either Vegas or New York, Vegas or Barclays, you know?,” Wilder told a small group of reporters recently. “Barclays Center has shown me a lot of love. New York has welcomed me with open arms, you know? So, you know, whatever makes sense.”
“Whatever makes sense,” Wilder said. “I’m all about whatever makes sense, whatever’s gonna generate the most dollars, you know, I’m ready to go. … At this point, wherever makes sense, I’m gonna go.”
When asked the same question during the conference call, Showtime Sports President, Stephen Espinoza, Espinoza also saw New York as the best spot for the WBC heavyweight title showdown.
“Personally, I think New York City would be incredible for a rematch,” Espinoza said. “Barclays Center has always supported [Wilder] and [Barclays Center executive] Brett [Yormark is] a passionate advocate, and one of the best marketers in the sport. I think Barclays would add a lot to the event.”
Quotes Transcribed by Boxing Scene