‘we’ll start talks for wilder v fury ii’ – frank warren

07:30    18 Jun 2019

Boxing promoter Frank Warren. Image credit: www.worldboxingnews.net
Boxing promoter Frank Warren says discussions will soon begin for a rematch between heavyweights Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

This past weekend Fury stopped the previously-undefeated Tom Schwarz in two rounds at the MGM Grand to enhance both his popularity and his reputation as arguably the finest heavyweight in the world.

He is scheduled to next fight in New York on either September 21 or October 5, before a lucrative rematch with WBC champion Wilder pencilled in for the first half of 2020.

The pair fought to a thrilling draw in December last year and boxing fans are clamouring for a rematch.

However, the prospect of this has been complicated by the fighters signing with rival broadcasters, but Fury's UK promoter Warren, who reached an agreement for December's fight before struggling to negotiate an immediate rematch, is confident they will succeed this time.

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"There's a desire on both sides to get it done," Warren told Press Association Sport. "They're huge fights; they're the two best heavyweights out there, and there's a desire because there's unfinished business. Whatever way you want to look at it, even if Wilder thinks he won the fight, he was robbed.

"You know it's going to be a good fight, know that you get these two characters, a devastating puncher, probably the hardest punching heavyweight of the last 25 years, against the best heavyweight boxer I've seen in the same time.

"(In New York the opponent) will be somebody who's ranked in the top five and a step-up from Schwarz. Whoever it is will be selected with half-an-eye on Wilder.

"We need to sit down and have a discussion with Tyson, which is what we'll do in the next few days. He's just told you he wants the fight; everybody wants the fight.

"He's the best heavyweight in the world. He's the complete package. He's improving. He's only 30, not in his prime, and over the next four or fights will cement his legacy as the best heavyweight of his generation."

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