Deontay Wilder’s trainer and manager Jay Deas has revealed to WBN that a fight with Tyson Fury remains a distinct possibility in the near future after talks between the two in late 2013 failed to produce an outcome.
Fury, 25, had hoped to draft in Wilder to replace the injured David Haye last November until pay-per-view networks either side of the Atlantic dismissed the idea, and after talk of further negotiations in December, both went their separate ways.
Deas has now confirmed that the two sides are still very much interested in rekindling the contest, although it may only come to fruition once either of the unbeaten fighters picks up a full version of the world title.
“The Tyson Fury fight is not dead and I think it will happen down the line a bit,” Deas told World Boxing News.
“Fury’s next (big) fight will probably be a rematch with Dereck Chisora since both are working with Frank Warren now.
“We are hoping to have Deontay back in the ring in late February to early March and we are going over opponents now, but I’m hopeful for a big fight and so is Deontay.
“As for Wilder-Fury, It really all comes down to money. The fight probably makes more sense in England but that means Deontay will have to be fairly compensated for it to happen.
“Of course, if Deontay beats Tyson to a world title that changes everything and may make more sense here, but we are just thinking of Deontay’s next fight and we hope to be able to announce that soon.”
There have been some whispers that Wilder is in the frame to fight Fres Oquendo for the WBA ‘regular’ title previously held by Alexander Povetkin, although the WBA have already stated to WBN that they are considering the future of having ‘regular’ and ‘super’ champions so that seems unlikely to be for any belt.
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