Wilder Open To Possible Rematch vs. Fury

It wasn’t Deontay Wilder’s original hope to face Tyson Fury; the current WBC heavyweight champion entered 2018 hoping for an anticipated undisputed title fight with WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO champion Anthony Joshua.

But after failed negotiations this year, Wilder has labeled Joshua and his team cowards and soured on the idea of ever facing Joshua. While Joshua ended up facing his WBA mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin, back on Sept. 22, Wilder took the fight with Fury.

“The AJ fight is up to them, they have to stop being cowards, we are moving on from him,” Wilder said.

Should Wilder lose his title to Fury on Dec. 1, Fury must give Wilder a contractually obligated rematch; however, a rematch may still happen even if Wilder wins. The American teased that depending on how this fight with Fury goes, he may opt another fight with him rather than face Joshua.

“If it’s a great fight and fans want to see the rematch then why not? Why not give a great fighter another opportunity?” Wilder said. “I will probably end up giving him a second opportunity before any of these so-called best give him even one opportunity because they are worried about their clean records. Holding on to an undefeated record is not what makes this sport great.”

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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