Bob Arum: Wilder v Fury II will be gigantic

Hall-of-fame promoter Bob Arum may have had no involvement in the first Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury match-up, but had a vision to make a rematch even bigger.

The Top Rank boss outlined his initial plan to make Fury one of the biggest names in the United States.

“The problem (in the first Deontay Wilder fight) was only boxing fans knew Fury”, Arum told World Boxing News. “Through the fight build-up (for Schwarz), he’s been with the Los Angeles Football Team. He’s been around CNN and everything else that goes with it.”

“People are beginning to learn who Fury is. That makes it a gigantic event when he fights Wilder.”

“He’s got a tremendous personality and he’s a pleasure to be with. He’s also very intelligent.”

The legend is promoting Fury, former world champion, and preparing him for his bout with Germany’s Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas on Saturday.

“It’s going to be a great event with a massive audience on June 15th. It will be sold out.”

“We have a great card with Sullivan Barrera and Jesse Hart, a great light-heavyweight fight. We got Mikaela Mayer and good heavyweights. There’s Guido Vianello, the Italian heavyweight – he’s on the card. Sonny Conte, an American heavyweight.”

Arum added: “It’s going to be a great card and I’m really looking forward to June 15th”.

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