Fury reveals Old Trafford possible venue for Wilder rematch next summer

Rex Christensen
December 8, 2018

Wilder and Fury have begun talks over an immediate rematch after their pulsating encounter last weekend ended in a draw.

If the sales go through 300,000 Wilder and Fury are set to earn more than US$7m ($4m for Wilder, $3m for Fury) as their purse guarantees.

Wilder (40-0-1) knocked Fury (27-0-1) down twice late in the fight, including once in the final round. "Jack I'm OK" or whatever he said.' 'I said, "Do you want to continue?", he said "Yes" and put his arms on my shoulders.

That would make it the most popular heavyweight fight in America since 2003 when Roy Jones beat John Ruiz.

When asked about the controversial draw at the Staples Center, Fury said: 'I'm not going to go on about it forever, life goes on. "Many people felt that should have been waved off". Nine out of ten refs would have waved that off'.

Standing in the middle of his dressing room, donned with black cubby holes and surrounded by members of his team, including Frank Warren perched on a chair in the corner, 6'9 Fury starts a rendition of Chris Stepleton's hit Tennessee Whisky.

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He indicated the rematch might happen as early as March or April.

Despite that he fell short of the victory, Wilder said he's proud of what Saturday's fight - and the impending rematch - has meant to boxing. "I wanted to end it on a devastating knockout and I pressed that".

In a magnificent display of grit, relentless courage, pomp and proficient skill; the lineal heavyweight champion proved he's still the slick, hybrid-boxer he always was as he speared-out stiff, stinging jabs and solid "one-two" combinations into Wilder's face; bruising and swelling-up the champ's eye and cheek, despite opinions Wilder would blast him out of the square jungle by round six.

Wilder had lobbied for a fight with Anthony Joshua, who holds the other three championship belts.

"I won't talk about the negotiations we're having at the moment, because I did that last time and it bit me in the bottom", Hearn told Sky Sports News. Not only did this fight go down as an instant classic, but it also looks like it was a definite financial success as well. Co-trainer Jay Deas said limiting the right in camp was a precautionary measure.

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