Fury Promoter: Wilder Rematch is Far More Money Than Joshua

Frank Warren, promoter for undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury, says his boxer is without question going to face WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in a rematch.

Fury and Wilder collided last month at Stales Center in Los Angeles.

The contest ended in a controversial twelve round split draw. Fury went down twice in the contest, including a vicious knockdown in the twelfth where for a few seconds the contest appeared to be all but over.

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Warren is hoping to finalize a rematch deal in the very near future.

There is no indication on where the second fight will take place, but Las Vegas is rumored to be a frontrunner for the contest.

Warren will not give any hints regarding the location or the terms being negotiated for the rematch.

“We’re negotiating and I hope by the end of this week we’ll be in a position to announce something one way or another, fingers crossed,” Warren told Boxing News.

“It’s just the usual stuff [in terms of the negotiations]. I won’t negotiate it through the press, we’re not doing a [Eddie] Hearn job. We’re working hard, both sides, to try and make it happen. We want it, it’s just a matter of getting it over the line so that’s what we’re working on,” the promoter said.

Eddie Hearn, who promotes IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Anthony Joshua, says he presented Fury with an offer to face his boxer on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London.

Warren blew off that idea, explaining that a rematch with Wilder will bring his fighter a lot more money and a lot more exposure - with the aspect of Showtime Pay-Per-View being involved.

“It’s more meaningful fight and it’s a bigger money fight [than Joshua],” he said. “Of course it is, you’ve got American pay-per-view. What are you going to get for Joshua and Tyson? There’s far more money for that [Wilder] fight, it’s much more meaningful. Tyson and Wilder’s last fight generated more income than [Alexander] Povetkin and Joshua,” Warren explained.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by OldTerry on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;19500448][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Red"]Not necessarily, flash knockdowns aren't really more effective than any crisp shot that doesn't drop you, despite counting more on the cards. There are two problems with your logic in this thread. 1. You are using compubox numbers…

Comment by Batfink on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=lfc19titles;19499863]Wow More trash from a fan boy I already made it easy for you You like a stupid idiot claimed wilder or fury were fine with other fighters after their fight and their Ppv will rise It’s a stupid stupid…

Comment by LoadedWraps on 02-09-2019

[QUOTE=OldTerry;19477199]I would think the two knockdowns made Wilder's aggression more effective than Fury's love taps. Wouldn't you agree that punches that result in knockdowns are more effective than punches that leave little tiny bruises?[/QUOTE] [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Red"]Not necessarily, flash knockdowns…

Comment by champion4ever on 02-09-2019

I believe Frank Warren is right. When one factor in the guarantees and the percentages; Tyson Fury could easily walk away with at least a minimum of $20 mil or more in the rematch with Deontay Wilder.

Comment by rolshans on 02-09-2019

Lmao considering the AJ/Big Baby purses, this has aged horrendously

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