Wilder-Fury Rematch To Be Finalized
Now with Luis Ortiz in the rearview mirror, WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is ready to put pen to paper for a rematch with Tyson Fury.
Wilder, who leveled Ruiz in the seventh round of their rematch on Saturday, is near a deal to face Fury for the first time since their December 2018 battle at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“It will be in February,” Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel told Sky Sports. “In the next couple of weeks, we’ll solidify a site and date.”
“For all intents and purposes, it will happen.”
“The Fury fight, Fury has admitted ‘I didn’t know I got up, I didn’t know where I was’. Is that a knockout? Is that a concussion, or what, because they didn’t count 10,” Finkel continued. “There’s no one he can fight, that doesn’t get hurt, doesn’t go down.”
“The first fight with Stiverne, the ref didn’t see it, or count it, but he went down. He hit the canvas with his gloves and then he got up and the ref didn’t count it.”
“Every fight he’s either knocked you out or had you down. I’ve never seen anything like that.”
“I hope he took notes and carry it back to his camp, because I’m going to knock Fury out, like I did the first time,” said Wilder of Fury’s trainer Ben Davison, who was ringside at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “I’m not worried about anything, what anyone says. I’m proven. These guys, if they were so sure about certain things, and yet they seen so much, he would have took the rematch immediately.
“I was the one that demanded the rematch as soon as possible, especially when there was a controversial decision. I’m the one fighting the best of the best in the division. I don’t see no other fighters risking any fights.”
“How do you do it? Definitely not how Ortiz just did,” said Davison. “Fair play, he had a good go but he got complacent and walked straight into distance. That’s a recipe for disaster.
“Mentally Tyson is the strongest fighter I’ve seen in history.
“Ortiz is a fantastic fighter but he’s not Tyson Fury.”
Report: Sky Sports