Fury v Wilder ‘in the spring’

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - Football - By Gareth A Davies BOX­ING COR­RE­SPON­DENT

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.

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