Warren says Wilder-Fury fight is on!
By Tim Royner: Promoter Frank Warren says he Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder fight will be taking place. Warren wants to make it clear to the boxing public that Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) and WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) will be facing each other because there’s been talk from Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn and ESPN writer Dan Rafael that the fight won’t be taking place.
Fury, 29, already refuted the comments from those two by saying that the fight with Wilder will be happening, as he doesn’t intend on pulling out of the fight for anything. Fury believes he can beat Wilder when the time comes for them to face each other.
”This fight is definitely, one hundred per cent ON,” Warren said on his site frankwarren.com. ”Tyson himself has dismissed as fake news that he is “balking” at the idea of fighting the Bronze Bomber on his own patch. He insists the bout will happen. So does Wilder, and so do I.”
The Fury v Wilder fight is said to be taking place in the first half of November. Even if it gets put off until December, it’s still a great fight. There’s a lot of people talking about Fury-Wilder, and they’re not talking about Hearn’s fighter Anthony Joshua and his fight against 38-year-old Alexander Povetkin.
Rafael and Hearn both heard from their unnamed sources that the Wilder-Fury fight won’t be taking place, but it looks as if they’re going to be proven wrong. Never the less, the contracts for the fight haven’t been signed by both fighters. Fury told the Daily Mail this week that he signed his part of the contract and sent it to Wilder’s team, and he’s now waiting for them to look it over for Deontay to sign his part of the contract.
Warren says, “don’t’ listen to those knockers” in talking about those who say the Wilder-Fury fight won’t take place.
It’s unknown who Hearn’s source is that supposedly has a pipeline to what’s going on with Fury’s team. If that person turns out to be wrong, then Hearn will need to look at them closely in the future when they give him tips. It would be disappointing if Hearn is coming up with doubting comments out of thin air in discussing the Wilder vs. Fury fight. A lot of boxing fans believe that Hearn is green with envy that Fury is facing Wilder instead of Joshua. Hearn could have made the Wilder vs. Joshua fight, but he decided to match AJ against Povetkin instead. It’s a move that could bite Hearn in the backside if Joshua loses to Povetkin and/or if Wilder gets beaten by Fury. Joshua vs. Wilder is the bigger fight worldwide than a fight between Joshua and Fury.
“Just a quick update, I’ve been reading and I’ve heard some rumors that this fight is off with me and Wilder,” said Fury on his social media. “Not on my watch it ain’t. I’m not pulling out of nothing, it’s on like Donkey Kong. Tyson Fury is like a king coming to America.”