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Wilder Promoter: There is a Reason Fury Didn't Want Immediate Rematch

Tom Brown of TGB Promotions, is part of the promotional team for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, who makes a defense of his title against Tyson Fury on February 22nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (photo by Ryan Hafey)

Brown was also the co-promoter of the first contest, which took place in December of 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The first bout ended in a controversial twelve round split draw, with Fury getting dropped twice in the contest.

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The rematch was originally scheduled to take place in early 2019. The negotiations broke apart after Fury went in another direction by signing with Top Rank. Fury would instead take two fights, that he won, with Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin. Wilder scored brutal knockouts over Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz.

"On February 22, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, it's going to be bombs away. We have two superstars here. The best two heavyweights in the world. Both fighters are going to show a lot of passion at this press conference and all the way leading up to this fight because there is so much at stake," Brown said.
 
"These are the best in boxing. There is nothing like a big heavyweight championship fight. We have the undefeated hardest punching, the most feared heavyweight in the world and I believe one of the all-time great heavyweights in Deontay Wilder.
 
"There is a reason Fury and his team didn't want the immediate rematch right after the first fight. He's taken a couple of tune-up fights instead because he felt that power on December 1. That's not going to change this time, he can just ask Luis Ortiz. I was lucky enough to promote the first fight and I believe we have something special in this rematch. I look forward to a fantastic fight on February 22 and we'll see everyone there."

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Comment by Yoseph on 01-15-2020

I think he didn't want to face Wilder. Heck even his family and wife told him don't get back in the ring with him. And he did have a concussion as well.

Comment by Marchegiano on 01-15-2020

[QUOTE=kafkod;20323996]You proved nothing to me "last time" except that you were either trolling, shilling, or legit deluded by your schoolboy crush on Wilder. Finkel has never been Wlad Kitschko's manager. He maybe could have called himself a co-manager, at one…

Comment by Nusky on 01-15-2020

[QUOTE=Tyistall;20325572]Man you are dense. He ducked Klitschko through his manager, who said Wilder was a baby after 30+ fights. Povetkin got caught but so did Fury and and Ortiz, you conveniently left that out. There is video of Haye and…

Comment by Marchegiano on 01-15-2020

[QUOTE=Angeljuice;20325574]Fury would have won that fight in ANY other country in the World. America hides behind crooked officials always has, always will. Fury beat Wilder once, let's hope he exposes the Fraud.[/QUOTE] Was the British judge who scored for Wilder…

Comment by Angeljuice on 01-15-2020

[QUOTE=Marchegiano;20323577]Yeah, Wilder knocked the manhood right out of Fury. Took him a year to get it back. English been hiding behind "good business" since 1810, **** ain't changed.[/QUOTE] Fury would have won that fight in ANY other country in the…

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