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Shelly Finkel: Wilder-Fury 2 venue to be set in coming weeks

Wilder’s manager confirms the Fury rematch is a go for February.

BOX-US-GBR-WILDER-FURY-HEAVY Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images

With Deontay Wilder now having officially taken care of his rematch with Luis Ortiz, the anticipated rematch against Tyson Fury appears to be good to go. Shelly Finkel, who manages Wilder, confirms to Sky Sports that the rematch will take place in February, with a site and date to be determined within the next couple of weeks.

“It will be in February,” Finkel told Sky Sports. “In the next couple of weeks, we’ll solidify a site and date.

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

In the meanwhile, Fury’s trainer, Ben Davison, says that Fury won’t make the same lapse in judgement that Ortiz made on Saturday, ending his night. Davison says rates Ortiz as a fantastic fighter, but that he’s just not mentally on the level that Fury is.

If that turns out to be the case, Fury will surely have to demonstrate it in February. Fury largely dominated Wilder in their first meeting last year, but two lapses in concentration had Fury down twice in that fight, turning what should’ve been a clear win into a split decision draw.

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