Wilder's Manager Confirms Negotiations For Tyson Fury Fight

Earlier today, former unified heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who has fought just once since defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, revealed that a showdown with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is at an advanced stage of discussions.

Fury, 29, looked somewhat labored in his comeback fight, a fourth-round retirement of Sefer Seferi in June, in what was his first bout since the Klitchsko fight.

The Brit’s comeback continues on August 18 against Italian Francesco Pianeta at Northern Ireland’s Windsor Park, and if he comes through that unscathed, the focus will switch to Wilder later this year.


"I can confirm that me and Deontay Wilder are in negotiations and it's very close to being done,” Fury said via the Manchester Evening News.

“It's out there now and I can reveal that negotiations are very strong for December and we're almost done with this deal. I won't be overlooking Francesco Pianeta. He's going to give me the right fight and the right work to prepare me for Wilder."

“I'm going to flatten [Pianeta] first and then Wilder, let's dance. You've been dealing with Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua but I am a man of my word and if I say I'll fight you, I'll fight you. Prepare well, train hard and let's get the deal done. I will knock Pianeta into next week and then I'll knock you spark out too."

Representatives of Wilder confirmed Monday that they are negotiating a fight with Fury for the fall.

Wilder was last in action back in March, when he survived near disaster in a wild seventh round - to score a tenth round knockout over Luis Ortiz.

“Both teams want the biggest fight possible,” said Jay Deas, trainer and manager for Wilder, to the Tuscaloosa News.

“This would be an enormous fight, just enormous. One thing I can say for certain: If this can be worked out, Deontay Wilder would have been involved in the two biggest fights of 2018, Wilder-(Luis) Ortiz and Wilder-Furyd. And if he were to win against Fury, as we fully expect, then Deontay would be an international superstar in control of the boxing world.

“This would be fight of the year. We’d have 13 feet, 4 inches (Fury is 6-foot-9, Wilder 6-7) and 500 pounds of hard-punching, trash-talking, knockout heavyweights.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sid-Knee on 08-05-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;18997304]Lmao.. your just sticking to the lie now.. not realizing how stupid you look! Only fighters I can find supporting AJ are hearns matchroom boxers. Everybody knows AJ ducked.. turned down 50.. an is a coward that will get stretched…

Comment by 5000boxing on 08-05-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;18989556]Where do I get my information from that the world laughs at Americans? Try doing some research. The world very much do laugh at you idiots. The rest of the world think Joshua is ducking Wilder? Care to give me…

Comment by davefromvancouv on 08-02-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;18989499]Joshua took a less dangerous route than Wilder to get to the titles? Please stop smoking crack, man. The Wlad win which netted Joshua the WBA title is 10 times better than Wilder's whole career. And that's even before we…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 08-02-2018

Definitely one of those fights where literally anything could happen and I wouldn't be surprised.

Comment by juggernaut666 on 08-02-2018

[QUOTE=davefromvancouv;18988741]You're right. Joshua was never a mandatory. He avoided fighting for the WBC mandatory after the Whyte fight and decided instead to fight Martin for Fury's IBF belt. To become the WBC mandatory in 2016, he would have had to…

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