Advertisement: IBO Boxing

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.

wilder-fury-hafey (7)

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."

User Comments and Feedback
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…

Top Headlines
Gervonta Davis: Gamboa Fight Wasn't My Best Performance, It Was Bad For My Fans Crawford vs. Brook To Air Live on Premier Sports 1 In UK Arum on Lopez’s Future: Garcia and Davis Are Big Fights - Haney is Not! Dan Rafael Breaks Down His International Boxing Hall of Fame Votes Kaisy Khademi vs. Ijaz Ahmed Added To November 13 BT Sport Card Berlanga: I'm Ready To Go Rounds, But See Fear in Eyes of Opponents Povetkin Will Be in Better Form For Whyte Rematch, Says Promoter Alex Vargas, Melissa Parker Eye Up Big Challenges in The New Year With Canelo In Limbo, Munguia Borrows The Mexican Torch And Eyes GGG Gervonta Davis' Weight Issues Have Been Blown Out Of Proportion, Ellerbe Says Chocolatito, Estrada Look Forward To Rematch War in 2021 Lipinets' Manager Prefers Porter or Abdukakhorov Next, Not Clayton Conwell Believes Davis' Power Will Be Too Much For Santa Cruz Leo Santa Cruz: Beating Davis Will Open The Door For More PPV Events Never Leaving Las Vegas? Gervonta Davis Finds Training Focus In Sin City Navarrete: I Want To Unify Titles Against Warrington; Styles Would Mesh Perfectly Xavier Martinez: I Showed I Could Come Back and Win, I Didn't Fold Subriel Matias: I Want World Title Eliminator, I'll Fight Anyone Lipinets Willing To Do Rematch, Clayton is More Than Willing Mayweather Unsure If He'll Work Gervonta Davis' Corner For Santa Cruz Fight Devin Haney: I Thought Teofimo Won, But A Lot Was On What Loma Didn't Do Lipinets-Clayton Ends in Draw, IBF Interim-Title Remains Vacant Subriel Matias Breaks Down, Stops Malik Hawkins Xavier Martinez Overcomes Near Disaster To Decision Marrero Carlos Cuadras Felt That He Proved His Level in Estrada Rematch Ryan Garcia: Gervonta Davis is My Loma Fight, I Want Him & Lopez in 2021! Canelo's Coach Reacts To Facing Spence, Likes Charlo For 2021 Sergey Lipinets, Custio Clayton Battle To Twelve Round Majority Draw Sergey Lipinets vs. Custio Clayton - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Xavier Martinez Dropped Twice, Recovers To Decision Claudio Marrero Xavier Martinez vs. Claudio Marrero - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Subriel Matias Breaks Down, Drops, Stops Malik Hawkins Malik Hawkins vs. Subriel Matias - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Custio Clayton: Fight Against Lipinets Will Show That I Belong With The Elite Claudio Marrero: Xavier Martinez Is Just Another Fighter In The Way Lipinets: This Is The Route I Had To Take, Top Welterweights Won't Fight Me Unless Forced Hawkins: When You Fight Back Against Matias, He’s A B-Class, C-Class Fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov: You Have To Take Risks Like Tyson Fury To Become A Legend Vitali Klitschko Tests Positive For COVID-19 Dave Allen vs. Christopher Lovejoy Set For Usyk-Chisora Card
Latest Forum Threads