Unfortunately, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s next fights won’t be against one another. The pair put on one of the best heavyweight boxing fights in recent memory this past December. However, when it was all said and done, the judges turned in a controversial Split Draw decision.
Fury outboxed Wilder for the majority of the 12 rounds, but Wilder scored the only two knockdowns of the fight. Those included one huge knockdown late in the contest that arguably could’ve been ruled a knockout. Instead, Fury got to his feet and was able to finish the fight. Talk of an immediate rematch was underway, but apparently negotiations for the bout failed.
Now, Fury has signed on with ESPN and Top Rank Boxing, while Wilder re-upped with Showtime on a three-fight deal. Making a rematch between the rivals has now become a complicated task to achieve. However, Fury’s coach, Ben Davison, tells iFL TV he believes there’s a solid chance the rematch takes place at the end of 2019 (via Boxing Scene):
“Tyson’s shown that he will always step up to the mark and take the risk. Who else has done that out of them two [Wilder and Joshua]? Nobody,” Davison said. “When you discuss with [Wilder’s team] about coming to us, the conversation goes dead. But
“At the end of the day, they
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