Deontay Wilder recently knocked out Luis Ortiz in round seven of his second bout with the veteran Cuban at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. According to the WBC champion’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s rematch will be finalised with a date and venue in “the next couple of weeks”.
According to Finkel, 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.
In his words;
“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.”
The undefeated American is due to step into the ring with the former unified world champion, Tyson Fury, on February 22nd, after maintaining his unbeaten record in Las Vegas.
Ben Davison, Fury’s trainer, was ringside to watch Wilder’s latest victory and according to Deontay Wilder, he 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. I’m not worried about anything, or what anyone says, I’m proven. These guys, if they were so sure about certain things, and have seen so much, Tyson 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 any other fighters risking any fights.”
Fury responded with fighting talk of his own on Monday via his Instagram page writing;
“When it comes to bottle I can’t be out matched as iv proved many times, I will fight 🔥 with 🔥 any time, can’t wait to smash @bronzebomber“
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