Wilder vs Fury 2 Set To Go Down Before June
It looks as if Anthony Joshua won’t be getting the next shot at Deontay Wilder. Both Joshua and Tyson Fury have been campaigning for a fight with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ but it appears that the Irish man will get his rematch.
The two fought in a highly entertaining contest last month, at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles. After twelve rounds of action, the fight was controversially called a split decision draw. Whereas many pundits and fans claimed that Fury was the clear winner, despite being knocked down twice, many believed he didn’t recover in time from the twelfth round knockdown.
Whereas the verdict is out on whether the fight should have been stopped after the second knock down, the whole boxing world was in disbelief that Fury even got up from it at all.
It appears though that we won’t have to wait long for the rematch, as Fury’s promoter Frank Warren, told ESPN.
“We’re trying to make that fight at the moment, everyone wants the fight and most importantly the fighters want it.
“The venue is looking like the U.S., that’s where the money is. Tyson was disappointed with the judging with the last fight, as I was, so a lot of things need to be sorted but the U.S. is where they want it, probably in the second quarter.
“Vegas would be one of the options. I wouldn’t want to go back to California, I didn’t like working with the Californian commission and there were a lot of things we didn’t like there.
“Tyson is already in the gym working hard, ticking over, and I think we would get it [the fight versus Wilder] before June.
“He [Eddie Hearn] says all these things, but what he says and does are two different things. He said he wanted the fight for Joshua with Wilder last year when there was $80m on the table, but it didn’t happen.
“Joshua will fight Dillian Whyte [at Wembley Stadium, London, on April 13], or Jarrell Miller next. We all know that.”
Warren also said that Fury would also be open to a fighting his fellow Brit Joshua, after he’s fought Wilder.
“We’re not complicated, Tyson is the most uncomplicated person you will meet, and he will fight anyone.
“He went to Germany to fight Wladimir Klitschko and he went to America to fight Wilder. It’s Barry and Eddie Hearn’s agenda that complicates it. Joshua is their cash cow and they want to keep milking it.”