WBC president calls for rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder


But Fury, Wilder and IBF, WBA and WBO champion Anthony Joshua now work with rival USA broadcasters, making future negotiations arguably more hard. Months removed from their first fight - a majority draw - he's still unhappy with the result.

In the first fight in December of past year, Wilder was twice sent fury down, thus achieved a draw and retained in his hands the championship belt.

The impact of the deal for US fight fans will hinge upon whether the rematch happens.

"After intense negotiations between MTK Global, Queensberry Promotions, Top Rank and ESPN", the company claimed, "Fury's future fights will be co-promoted across BT Sports in the United Kingdom and ESPN networks and ESPN+ after landmark agreement was penned by Top Rank and Queensberry Promotions".

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Fury's first bout with Wilder in December was one of the fights of 2018, with the Brit twice getting up off the canvas - including a miraculous recovery in the 12th round - before the judges controversially ruled the clash a draw.

In a subsequent interview with BT Sport, the "fit as a fiddle and healthy as a trout" Fury expressed his delight at the new deal, with Warren, and the position he now finds himself in compared to where he was a year ago. According to insiders, there were problems with the percentage for the rematch, the venue, the tricky issue of neutral judges, various secret clauses - in short, the deal most people thought was done and dusted, was a long, long way from completion.

"Wilder is still a useless big dosser, they messed my record with a big blue tick but I can not complain because I am out of trouble". The defence against Fury was Wilder's eighth and there are plenty of heavyweights out there for Wilder to meet and beat.

From that moment the pair were kept apart on the press conference stage, with a serious-looking Joshua content to let challenger Miller do most of the talking. Arum has repeatedly been critical of Haymon, suggesting several times that the mysterious music promoter does not exist.

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Sure, fans had to wait five years for Floyd Mayweather to fight Manny Pacquiao, but the much-hyped 2015 bout broke every financial boxing record, including 4.6 million pay-per-view buys and more than $600 million in gross revenue across all revenue streams.

"Tyson wants (the rematch)", said Warren.

Joshua against the Wilder-Fury victor would be a more complicated transaction.

"Tyson needs to fight. He punches like a fairy - he's the softest puncher in the heavyweight division". That's a dilemma for another day.

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