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Wilder-Fury Rematch Could Land on April 27 or May, Says Warren

Tyson Fury will have his rematch shot at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on either April 27 or in May, says his promoter Frank Warren.

Earlier this week, the WBC set a deadline of February 5 for terms to be agreed after ordering a rematch following a contentious draw in their first bout in Los Angeles last month.

Many pundits felt Fury had done enough to earn the win despite twice having to get up off the canvas, the second time a scarcely believable recovery in the last round.

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It was only the third fight of Fury's comeback, and many had labeled him as a massive underdog. He was inactive from November 2015 to June 2018 - while fighting mental health issues and substance abuse problems.

He had two easy fights, heading into the bout with Wilder - which many felt the Gypsy King was taking way too soon in his comeback.

Warren would like to see the fight take place in England this time around but concedes another showdown in America is more likely.

"Negotiations are going on at the moment. I expect us to agree terms [before the deadline]," he told BT Sport.

"There's a willingness to do the fight, it's the most lucrative match for Tyson – there's more money in that than fighting [Anthony] Joshua – and it's an easier fight to make because the parties want to make it happen.

"[America] is the most lucrative. I'd like it to be in England, but it takes two to tango.

"I would think the fight is going to be late April/May if we can agree terms."

Asked if April 27 would be the date, Warren replied: "Maybe that, or in May."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Laligalaliga on 01-22-2019

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Comment by Laligalaliga on 01-22-2019

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Comment by KTFOKING on 01-22-2019

[QUOTE=pillowfists98;19453546]They shouldn't put it that close to the Canelo fight.[/QUOTE] Late May is fine. But putting it late April makes no sense, especially if you are putting that fight at the T-Mobile arena. Again, no clue why Warren even mentioned…

Comment by pillowfists98 on 01-22-2019

They shouldn't put it that close to the Canelo fight.

Comment by Batfink on 01-22-2019

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