Bob Arum: Wilder-Fury Rematch - Not Until February 2020

Tyson Fury's next fight will be against undefeated German fighter Tom Schwarz, Top Rank boss Bob Arum had confirmed on Saturday.

Fury will take on the German, who has won all 24 of his bouts, in Las Vegas on June 15 in his first return to the ring since a dramatic draw with Deontay Wilder last December.

Fury and Wilder could not negotiate an immediate rematch, with the Brit signing a multi-year, multi-fight agreement with United States broadcaster ESPN and be co-promoted by Arum and Frank Warren.


Arum told World Boxing News: "We wanted to get a guy who hadn't tasted a loss.

"Tyson is such a big, big guy, we didn't want to put him in with a small guy and Schwarz is a big, big guy. It will make a really compelling fight.

"He was quite willing to take the fight. The terms were negotiated and the idea that he wanted to and is able to fight Tyson Fury. This was never in doubt."

Arum is hopeful a deal can be arranged for Fury to fight Wilder again in early 2020.

"Assuming he (Fury) wins this fight, he'll have another appearance in the United States," Arum added.

"Then hopefully next year in February he'll end up fighting Wilder."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by john l on 03-27-2019

[QUOTE=doom_specialist;19620815]It absolutely was, considering that Joshua got exactly what he wanted, and wouldn't have had to fight a bunch of PBC heavyweights first. Wilder's team met Joshua's ridiculous demand, only for him to then say he would rather fight at…

Comment by doom_specialist on 03-27-2019

[QUOTE=john l;19620707]So was 50mil$ deal was it not??[/QUOTE] It absolutely was, considering that Joshua got exactly what he wanted, and wouldn't have had to fight a bunch of PBC heavyweights first. Wilder's team met Joshua's ridiculous demand, only for him…

Comment by john l on 03-27-2019

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;19614695]What lies have I posted?[/QUOTE] These guys are nuts they just read a story that Arum CLEARLY says no next fight we already knew that because he had said it before(in contract they sent no next ,maybe 2nd)NOW…

Comment by john l on 03-27-2019

[QUOTE=Boksfan;19614806]Beyonce Wildher is ducking fat Fury by staying with Showtime. What a pathetic duck Beyonce Wildher is! [IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE] Did you read story???????????????Its Fury who said NO NEXT FIGHT and now have said NO FIGHT AFTER NEXT.You have to be one…

Comment by john l on 03-27-2019

[QUOTE=doom_specialist;19615076]He doesn't, but a $120M deal that can be hammered out in 2-3 years is still good money, considering that these guys are supposed to be prizefighters. You get $120M regardless of if you get Joshua or not, which is…

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