Warren: Wilder-Fury II Contract Includes A Rematch Clause
No matter the scoring of the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury this Saturday, February 22, there will be another bout to determine who truly is the best heavyweight fighter. This is according to Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Warren discussed the details of how a rematch would take place.
“The loser has 30 days to call on the rematch and that has to be accepted,” Warren stated, via BBC.
Back in 2018, Wilder (42-0-1) fought Fury (27-0-1) to a split decision draw. An automatic rematch did not happen, even if both sides appeared interested. Fury signed with Top Rank and fought twice while Wilder remained with Premier Boxing Champions and also fought twice. Now, negotiations are complete and the two will look to avenge the controversial scoring by the judges.
Back in December, Warren hinted at a rematch between Wilder and Fury after their February bout.
“Tyson is going to be back in the ring with Wilder on February 22 and they will fight again, irrespective of who wins, in the summer,” Warren said in an interview on talkSPORT.
Now, the promotor’s words have become official. Whether there will be delays once again is unknown. What Warren does know, however, is just how special this fight is going to be.
“This is probably the most anticipated heavyweight title fight in the last 20 years,” Warren went on to say. “It’s a fantastic fight. A big puncher against a consummate boxer. It’s a bit like Muhammad Ali v George Foreman years ago — similar styles.
Set inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Wilder and Fury are expected to break records once again.