Fury v Wilder ‘in the spring’
Tyson Fury will meet Deontay Wilder again “sometime in the spring of 2019” promoter Frank Warren insisted yesterday, adding that Anthony Joshua “will have nowhere to hide” if the “Gypsy King” wins the title.
After the World Boxing Council’s committee voted on Friday to order an immediate rematch following the controversial drawn heavyweight worldtitle clash in Los Angeles, Warren told The Sunday Telegraph yesterday he expects a deal to be signed “sometime in January”.
“We will start talks next week,” Warren said. “Tyson Fury has been in camp for virtually a year so we need to give him a break for Christmas. We are pushing hard to have the rematch in the UK. We will look to do the fight sometime in the late spring 2019 and are looking at a stadium if it happens in the UK.
“If we can’t get it here, it may well go to Las Vegas. But we believe Fury is now in the driving seat. He is the No1 heavyweight in the world. I said whoever won the fight would be the No1 and in my eyes and those of numerous astute judges, we believe Fury did win the fight.” Warren believes Fury would have the upper hand against Joshua with his boxing skills. “That’s a huge fight. Tyson will be coming for Joshua, and he will have nowhere to hide.”
Meanwhile, in Sheffield last night, Kell Brook continued to rebuild his career with a points victory over Michael Zerafa, of Australia, but a laboured performance will not encourage fans of the British light-middleweight. Brook’s hometown win was his 38th triumph from 40 fights, and his second since losing two world-title bouts in a row.