There’s a lot of hype surrounding Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 already, but despite everything, Fury is keeping his eyes locked on his matchup with Tom Schwarz next week.
The WBC heavyweight champion announced a deal for a rematch with Fury last week, but each man has one fight to get through first. Fury fights Schwarz on June 15, while Wilder is scheduled to rematch with Luis Ortiz sometime in September.
The undefeated Fury once held most of boxing’s major heavyweight world titles before drug and mental health troubles forced him to surrender the belts and leave active competition until mid-2018. During an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, Fury says it’s that experience that has him taking things one day at a time and not worrying about some fight that wouldn’t happen until next year. Andy Ruiz Jr.’s upset of Anthony Joshua last week only helps that argument.
“Deontay Wilder is talking about fights that could happen in 2020. I have not even fought my fight on Saturday yet,” Fury said. “I could get knocked out in that one. We never count chickens before they hatch. [Wilder] has to have to get past Ortiz and I’m probably going to fight September or October. I don’t know. I don’t get involved in it too much; when I’ve got a fight on the horizon I don’t look past that first initial fight.”
Wilder and Fury battled to a controversial split draw in December. Many believed Fury deserved the nod, and he most likely would have won the WBC title had he not gotten knocked down twice in the fight, once in the final round that nearly resulted in a KO loss for the Brit.
As long as everything goes according to plan, Wilder-Fury 2 will likely take place in Q1 2020.
Original Story: Boxing Scene