Deontay Wilder didn’t hold back his words when the WBC officially announced that the Wilder vs Fury rematch was officially postponed. Fury is said to be slated to fight someone else before Wilder rematch, something that wasn’t to the latter’s liking.
Wilder vs Fury Rematch Officially Shelved
There’s a great fuss about the postponement of this rematch and for good reasons. For one, both fighters had to settle for a draw during their much awaited bout last December 2018, resulting in Wilder retaining his WBC heavyweight title. Second, both parties wanted an immediate rematch to happen as soon as possible and so did the people.
There were varying reactions to the split-decision draw made by the judges. These reactions would have been put to rest once the rematch pushed through. All this went down the drain when Fury officially confirmed with WBC that he is postponing the rematch for now.
What Wilder Has to Say
Wilder certainly did not hold back his opinion when the decision was announced. He called Fury lewd names, and even suggested that Fury wanted a warm up fight first before coming back to fight him.
Deontay Wilder may be entitled to his opinion but he did pack quite a punch during their December 2018 boxing match, even putting the Gypsy King on his back twice throughout the 12 rounds.
Fury’s Decision and Sign-up with Top Rank
It was announced in the middle of February that Tyson Fury has signed a deal with US promoters, Top Rank. Although his next fight under Top Rank is yet to be announced, the rematch with Deontay Wilder is still set to happen, but at a much later date than was initially speculated and a fight to happen with someone else before the much awaited rematch takes place.
Fury is not fazed by what Wilder and his fans have to say, saying that if he didn’t want to fight Wilder, he wouldn’t have taken on the fight back in December in the first place. According to him, the rematch is more likely to happen than not, especially with big promoters behind them.
There was quite an outrage back in December during the first match between Fury and Wilder with many saying that Gypsy King was denied the WBC Belt with the split-decision draw. While Wilder certainly packed a heavy punch, some analysts say that Fury actually outboxed Deontay in more rounds.
Fury put up a great fight, was a great showman, and it would have been one of the best comebacks in history if the night didn’t end with a draw.
What’s Next for Wilder and Fury
In the meantime, Wilder is expected to take on the next mandatory WBC challenger, Dominic Breazeale. The other big wig in the heavyweight division, Anthony Joshua, will be fighting Jarrell Miller. Fury has been making digs at Anthony Joshua since his comeback. Whether there will be a fight between AJ and the Gypsy King there’s really telling no telling now that it won’t happen especially with Tyson Fury singing up with US promoters.