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Sep
2020

Discussions begin for Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder

Phil Jay 20/11/2013

WBN have been informed that Tyson Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessy will discuss a potential fight against Deontay Wilder with the American’s trainer and manager Jay Deas on Wednesday.

Fury, 25, has turned to Wilder for his next fight following the injury to ex-world champion David Haye and is hoping to line up a battle of two unbeaten fighters, potentially on PPV, in the UK early next year.

“Mick is in talks with Jay today and we hope things can progress forward as both camps are up for this fight. We want it to happen,” Tyson’s trainer and uncle Peter Fury told World Boxing News.

“Tyson is putting the Haye fight not happening behind him and we are looking ahead to the next fight. We should know more on how things went soon,” he added.

Boasting a record of 30-0 and with nobody managing to make it past four rounds, Wilder is lauded as a one of the best punchers in the sport, with Fury himself no slouch with a upwards of 70% KO rate.

The two should make for an explosive contest if negotiations go well and fight fans react positively to Fury’s advances towards Wilder after being disappointed that the Haye fight never came to fruition.

The senior Fury has also admitted that that they hope to keep a pay-per-view deal for the fight, although no official announcement has been made from Eddie Hearn and Sky Sports, who initially agreed a pre-fight deal with Haye.

More is set to come to light after this first round of talks.

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