Warren: We Want Wilder-Fury Rematch, But It Should Be In UK

By Keith Idec

LOS ANGELES – It’ll ultimately be up to Deontay Wilder to decide whether a rematch with Tyson Fury will be his next fight.

Fury and promoter Frank Warren would welcome that second chance to fight for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title. If it happens, though, they want Wilder to face Fury somewhere in the United Kingdom next time.

Warren mentioned Wembley Stadium or Aresenal’s Emirates Stadium, both located in London, as potential sites for a Wilder-Fury rematch during their post-fight press conference Saturday night at Staples Center. Wherever it takes place, there will be more demand for Wilder-Fury II than their first fight due to the fascinating nature of their 12-round split draw, in which Fury overcame two devastating knockdowns.

“Well, at the end of the day, that’s gonna be down to Tyson,” Warren said. “But from my perspective, I’d love the rematch. I’d love to see it in the UK. We’d fill a football stadium up. We’d fill up Wembley, Arsenal, any of those big stadiums.”


The jovial Fury interrupted his promoter and suggested Old Trafford, the home stadium of Manchester United, in Manchester, Fury’s hometown. Warren laughed and acknowledged that possible site.

“Do we want the fight?,” Warren asked. “Whatever the result was – I thought Tyson won it and I thought he won it well – whatever the result of the fight was, it was a fight that you wanna see again. Irrespective of a draw or whoever won the fight, it’s one of those fights that you wanna see it again. We wanna do it again, but we wanna do it in the UK. That’s where it should be, the next one. He came here. He’s traveled to Germany, the other guy’s backyard, Klitschko, he’s come here. Now let him have some home turf, because home turf, he’d have won that fight.”

Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision in their 12-round fight three years ago in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Klitschko was a 4-1 favorite in November 2015, but Fury clearly out-boxed the long-reigning champion to win the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles. The retired Klitschko is from Ukraine, but he resided in Germany for many years and boxed in his adopted home country numerous times throughout his lengthy career.

Klitschko’s backyard advantage didn’t matter, as all three judges – California’s Raul Caiz Sr. (115-112), Argentina’s Ramon Cerdan (116-111) and Puerto Rico’s Cesar Ramos (115-112) – scored Fury the winner of their unremarkable bout.

The referee, Nevada’s Tony Weeks, took away a point from Fury in the 11th round for hitting Klitschko behind his head.[KI1]

Only one judge Saturday night, Canada’s Robert Tapper, scored Fury a victor over Wilder (114-112). Another judge, California’s Alejandro Rochin, scored their fight for Wilder (115-111).

The other judge, England’s Phil Edwards, scored the action even (113-113) in the main event of Showtime Pay-Per-View’s four-fight telecast.

As much as Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) wants another shot at Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs), the lineal heavyweight champion didn’t want to discuss when and where the rematch might take place in the immediate aftermath of his compelling performance.

“You know what,” Fury said, “like I said, I’m just gonna enjoy this moment because the last big fight I had, I didn’t enjoy the moment. I was depressed right away, afterwards. But now, I’m feeling fine and I’m just gonna enjoy the moment. It was a good fight, I put in hard work in the training camp. I’m gonna go home, enjoy me family.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 12-04-2018

Doe's Old Trafford have a retractable roof?

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 12-03-2018

They will do a rematch at some point there is good money in that fight if they do it next or a bit down the line. plus they like each other so I am sure they will work it out…

Comment by eco1 on 12-03-2018

But since I am a kind soul I just twitted Wilder not to take that rematch, cause I don't want to see him on the canvas.

Comment by eco1 on 12-03-2018

[QUOTE=Corelone;19322361]Fury won in my eyes, but it was one of those frustrating wins, where he didn't try for a KO. He ducked and dodged and did his mongoose dance. He didn't steamroll or bulldoze his way, he Nellie Foxed him.…

Comment by champion4ever on 12-03-2018

[QUOTE=Jsmooth9876;19324117]Cool story. Did you watch any of the other rounds beside 9 and 12?[/QUOTE]Yeah I saw a man who was running out the clock and not getting hit. While not throwing enough punches to take the title from the champion.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (41)
Top Headlines Photos: Cecilia Braekhus Opens School in Uganda Warren 'Fighting For Revenge' in Title Clash on Pacquiao-Broner Gausha 'To Punish' Hernandez on Saturday's Charlo Card Korobov's Manager: This Is A Better Fight Than Charlo-Monroe Baysangurov and AmirKhanyan Headline Show in Kazan Hearn: DAZN wants Canelo to Fight Jacobs and GGG Next Year Chisora Vows To Pounce on Whyte, Take Him To War Showtime To Air Whyte-Chisora Rematch Live From London Barthelemy Could See Pacquiao Stopping Broner in Six Rounds Hearn: Deontay Wilder Not a PPV Star; Talks With His Team Better Jacobs: I'll Move Up To 168 To Fight Canelo; Doesn't Matter To Me Whyte Brushes Off Joshua's Prediction of Chisora Victory Warrington: I Don't View Frampton as Elite, Has Weaknesses Martin Murray Does Not Plan To Rebuild Again if He Loses Povetkin Interested in Facing Whyte or Chisora in 2019 De La Hoya: Canelo Must KO Golovkin in Trilogy, No Decision David Price is Desperate To Taste Victory Again Jermell Charlo Preps For Harrison With a Brooklyn State of Mind De La Hoya: Canelo's KO Opens Doors To New Opponents At 168 Referee Having Sleepless Nights Over Stevenson Outcome David Lemieux Will Fight Next at 168-Pounds, Says Estephan Photos: Manny Pacquiao Celebrates, Throws 40th Birthday Bash David Benavidez: I'm Hungrier Than Ever, More Motivated Dana White Reacts To De La Hoya's Challenge To Fight on May 4 Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne Finalized For Pacquiao-Broner Photos: Pacquiao, Birthday Aside, Putting in Work For Broner Claressa Shields - BWAA's 2018 Female Fighter of the Year Joshua-Miller At MSG Could Bring Khan-Brook To Wembley 4/13 Korobov: Charlo Just Saying It, He Should Prove It In The Ring Anthony Joshua Backs Dereck Chisora To 'Whoop' Dillian Whyte News: Lolenga Mock, Shohjahon Ergashev, Frampton-Warrington Jon Fernandez Bounces Back With TKO Win in Ponferrada, Spain Jaime Munguia vs. Takeshi Inoue - Undercard is Revealed WBC To Fully Investigate Monroe's Use of Testosterone Booster Jermall Charlo vs. Matt Korobov Set Down, Monroe Out Harrison Says Stamina Issues Are Solved as Charlo Fight Nears Wilder: Joshua Skipped Fury Fight To Avoid 'Hard Questions' Jermall Charlo: Canelo is Scared. Where Are You At, Cinnamon? Sulaiman: I'm Certain Joshua Will Eventually Fight For WBC Title Lamont Roach Ready For Title Shot After Beating Mercado

Latest Active Forum Threads