The highly anticipated rematch between the WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1) and the lineal heavyweight champ Tyson Fury (27-0-1) won’t be happening next.
Top Rank and Bob Arum gave the news directly to the World Boxing Council this morning. The main reason for the delay is that “The Gypsy King” will have an interim fight in the next two or three months. Still, the bout is scheduled to happen before the end of the year, but who knows…
The negotiations between the two camps were going well and everything was set for a showdown in May, but obviously, Tyson Fury signing with ESPN was not in plans for Al Haymon.
— BoxingScene.com (@boxingscene) February 26, 2019
In the past couple of days, there were rumors that Tyson Fury’s team is talking with Joseph Parker and now a potential fight between the two good friends looks solid as a rock. Wilder, 30, on the other hand, will probably face his mandatory challenger – Dominic Breazeale, who was supposed to fight the Brit Dillian Whyte for the number one contender spot in the division.
Wilder’s “free agency” is something to keep an eye on. “The Bronze Bomber” works closely with Shelly Finkel and PBC’s owner Al Haymon and his matches are being broadcasted on SHOWTIME, but the champ stated that the tv network doesn’t matter. The very next day Bob Arum said that he sent Wilder a contract to join ESPN and Top Rank and if this happens, then Wilder-Fury will definitely be in the makings sooner than later.