PBC officials and Frank Warren are reportedly involved in deep negotiations toward a heavyweight title rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. Sides are determining how much each fighter is worth, targeted for late May or early June on PPV. Early reports suggest the fight will most likely be headed to Las Vegas over Brooklyn, where Wilder has fought three of his previous world title fights already.
Frank Warren has insisted that Tyson Fury’s next fight will be a rematch with Deontay Wilder at a yet-to-be decided venue in the US in the first half of 2019.
Ben Davison, Fury’s trainer, was clear that he would prefer any rematch to take place in the UK, but Warren believes that a Las Vegas destination is most likely.
“We’re trying to make that fight at the moment, everyone wants the fight and most importantly the fighters want it,” Frank Warren told ESPN. “The venue is looking like the U.S., that’s where the money is. Tyson was disappointed with the judging with the last fight, as I was, so a lot of things need to be sorted but the U.S. is where they want it, probably in the second quarter.
“Vegas would be one of the options. I wouldn’t want to go back to California, I didn’t like working with the Californian commission and there were a lot of things we didn’t like there. Tyson is already in the gym working hard, ticking over, and I think we would get it [the fight versus Wilder] before June.
“He [Eddie Hearn] says all these things, but what he says and does are two different things. He [Eddie Hearn] said he wanted the fight for Joshua with Wilder last year when there was $80m on the table, but it didn’t happen. Joshua will fight Dillian Whyte [at Wembley Stadium, London, on April 13], or Jarrell Miller next. We all know that.”