Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury Rematch Confirmed
In the last few hours, Deontay Wilder has taken to social media to confirm that a rematch with Tyson Fury is official.
It’s been an eventful couple of weeks for ‘The Bronze Bomber’. Two weeks ago he spectacularly knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the very first round. Shortly after, he announced that he will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz later in the year.
And now he has confirmed that after Ortiz, we will see the eagerly anticipated rematch with Fury. It is thought that he will face Ortiz in September and then Fury at the start of 2020.
Taking to social media, Widler said that the contracts had been signed and stated that ‘Luis Ortiz is first, then Tyson Fury next’.
Although Fury hasn’t confirmed the news himself, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, has confirmed that both fighters have signed deals for the rematch.
Wilder’s latest announcement comes on eve of Anthony Joshua’s American debut. The WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion defends his titles against Andy Ruiz Jr. at Madison Square Garden, in New York on Saturday night.
Fury also has a fight coming up, he will makes his ESPN debut on June 15th, against Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas.
The first Widler vs Fury was a heavyweight classic, that ended in a controversial draw. As many believed Fury did enough to win the fight. ‘The Gypsy King’ out boxed Wilder for most of the fight. However, he was knocked down in the ninth and twelfth rounds. The second of which, no one could believe he got up from.
The news of the rematch, leaves Joshua as the odd man out. And according to Wilder, it is Joshua’s management team Matchroom, who are to blame. As he told The LA Times.
“I’ve tried to do it privately with some mutual friends. [Joshua] did not want to do it without someone there with him on FaceTime conversation. Why would you want to do that? It’s me and you. Are you scared of me or something? This whole thing of, ‘We’ve got to sit down ….’ They’re just saying something, man, because at the end of the day. I do not have a boss. Joshua has a boss: Matchroom Boxing.
“You know when it’s real and you know when someone’s just talking. We’ve spoke before for four months. I’ve been in there with them. You do not think you know a person when they’re lying or not? Without [Matchroom], this fight would be done a long time ago. He can say all he wants. They still have a say-so on him. So why sit and talk with him? He’s not on my level. I’m not chasing nobody no more. The shoe’s on the other foot. I know the fight’s going to happen eventually, but it’s good to see them begging.”