Tyson Fury promoter Frank Warren ‘disappointed’ by prospect of Deontay Wilder rematch
Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren says that he would be”disappointed” in case Deontay Wilder worked out his option for a world heavyweight title rematch.
Wilder was halted by the Briton on Saturday at Las Vegas, but a clause in the contract for this fight permits him a second bout.
Warren wants Fury’s next opponent to become Anthony Joshua, although the American has indicated he will take the struggle.
“I like to go straight to Joshua, but that’s the contract,” he said.
Talking on Radio 5 live, Warren added:”It needs to be honoured unless we could reach some accommodation for him to step aside. We can pay him step aside when he would like to do that, but that is his choice.
The latest struggle between Fury and Wilder has been a rematch, with the two having been declared to have attracted in December 2018.
Round, the WBC crown was claimed by Fury in Wilder, who would later blame the weight of the elaborate ringwalk costume to get his first defeat in 44 professional battles.
With Warren saying the former winner would choose to do equally and since he thinks he can beat Fury wilder has 30 days from Saturday to emphasise that the rematch clause.
“It’s a bit of both,” Warren said. “It’d be rewarding for him, but I have spoken to his supervisor and Deontay does believe he has the beating of Tyson, and he will knock him off. I do not think that. I fancied him to quit .
“If he insists upon the battle, then we are locked into it.”
A struggle between Fury and fellow Briton Joshua could unify the heavyweight division, with Joshua holding the WBO, WBA and IBF versions.
But before fighting Fury, Joshua could have to fight with compulsory challengers for all those belts, or negotiate deals to allow them to step aside.
Warren is hopeful the bout can take place in 2020.
“I need it prior to the conclusion of the year, given Anthony Joshua will not get conquered by anybody else,” he said.