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Frank Warren anticipates Wilder-Fury rematch in first half of 2019

Warren says the rematch will likely take place in the U.S.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder Press Conference Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

According to Tyson Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, the British heavyweight will be going forward with a rematch against Deontay Wilder, expected to happen in the first half of the year on U.S. soil. Warren shared these thoughts with ESPN:

“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.”

Warren would continue by saying that rival promoter Eddie Hearn makes a lot of public statements about wanting to stage an undisputed title unification between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, but that his actions behind the scenes prove otherwise. He also says that it’s no secret that Joshua’s next scheduled fight in April will be against either Dillian Whyte or Jarrell Miller.

Fury and Wilder fought to a highly controversial draw last month, but it was certainly a good enough bout to demand a sequel. And listening to all parties involved, it looks like Wilder-Fury II is nearly a sure thing.

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