Frank Warren gives update on Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury II
Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren has confirmed talks are ongoing for a massive rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
Just hours after rival Barry Hearn admitted defeat in attempts to sway Wilder to Anthony Joshua for April 13, Warren said Fury was in line for a return.
“Whoever he fights next, if Tyson Fury fights in this country, it is going to be a sell-out. Wherever he fights,” Warren told The BBC
“At the moment I’m talking with Shelly Finkel, who looks after Wilder. We are trying to get the rematch together.”
Fury came back from a huge knockout punch in the final round to draw with Wilder in December.
The pair look set to do it all over again, with Las Vegas the current favorite to stage the fight next spring or summer.
Ahead of the second helping, Warren defended Fury against those who still are unforgiving to his previous wrongs.
Despite admitting and apologizing for his outspoken nature in the past, whilst dealing with depression, alcoholism and drug abuse, Fury (📸 Esther Lin) still has detractors in the UK.
Achieving what seemed nigh on impossible eighteen months ago against Wilder is another stepping stone to turning his reputation around, according to Warren.
“You know Muhammad Ali was voted Sports Personality of the Century years ago. The most loved sportsman of my lifetime,” said the promoter.
“He’s the guy, when I was a kid – and I remember him. My late dad and many of his generation hated him when he said things like the white man’s the devil, blacks shouldn’t marry whites.
“He was forgiven for that. He came back and he became a humanitarian, talked about the love of the people and united people.
“It’s what you learn, it’s what you are today that counts. Where Tyson is today, he’s found himself.
“He has changed his life around. I don’t want him to slip down. I don’t want him to be a drunk. Deep down he’s a good person,” he added.