Wilder-Fury rematch details to be finalised 'in the next couple of weeks'

By Peter Thompson 25 November 2019 16
Wilder-Fury rematch details to be finalised 'in the next couple of weeks'

Deontay Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel expects a date and venue for the WBC heavyweight champion's rematch with Tyson Fury to be confirmed within the next fortnight.

Wilder knocked Luis Ortiz out in round seven of his second bout with the veteran Cuban at the MGM Grand.

The undefeated American is due to step into the ring with former unified world champion Fury on February 22 after maintaining his unbeaten record in Las Vegas.

Finkel says details for an eagerly anticipated second showdown should be agreed next month - a year after the first bout finished in a draw at Staples Center.

He told Sky Sports: "It [the fight] will be in February. In the next couple of weeks, we'll solidify a site and date.

"For all intents and purposes, it will happen."


ONE CHAMPION. ONE FACE. ONE NAME. #AndStill #BombZquad #WilderOrtiz2 #PBConFOX

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Ben Davison, Fury's trainer, was ringside to watch Wilder's latest victory but the 'Bronze Bomber' says his scouting mission was a waste of time.

"I hope he took notes and carries them back to his camp, because I'm going to knock Fury out, like I did the first time," said Wilder.

"I'm not worried about anything, what anyone says. I'm proven. These guys, if they were so sure about certain things, and yet they have seen so much, he would have taken the rematch immediately.

"I was the one that demanded the rematch as soon as possible, especially when there was a controversial decision. I'm the one fighting the best of the best in the division. I don't see no other fighters risking any fights."

Fury responded with fighting talk of his own on Monday.

He posted on Instagram: "When it comes to bottle I can't be out matched as iv [sic] proved many times, I will fight fire with fire any time, can't wait to smash @bronzebomber."

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