WBC President: Wider-Fury II Will Not Happen

The highly anticipated rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury has been put on the shelf.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to make the announcement that Fury had pulled out of negotiations.

“Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury is officially not happening next,” Sulaiman wrote on Twitter. “The WBC has received communications as our process and while Wilder confirmed its willingness to fight the rematch, Fury will take on another fight with expectations to do rematch at a later date.”

“If I didn’t want to fight him, I wouldn’t have taken it in the first place,” said Fury prior to this announcement.

The rematch seemed all but a lock for later this Spring, but Fury would sign a co-promotional agreement with Top Rank and ESPN, complicating matters.

“As far as I’m concerned, the fight is more make-able now than ever, because we have the biggest boys in the game behind us.”

Fury Quotes Via Sky Sports

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