Tyson Fury Reveals Latest On Deontay Wilder Rematch

Fury took on Wilder last December in Los Angeles and proved elusive for most of the 12 rounds but for two knockdowns late on. The judges controversially deemed Wilder had done enough to retain his World Boxing Council world heavyweight title, however, scoring the bout a draw. The pair were ordered to rematch immediately by the WBC but Fury signed a lucrative multi-fight promotional deal with Top Rank and ESPN which shelved the sequel. While Wilder proceeded to blow away mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale inside one round this summer, Fury dealt with no-hoper Tom Schwarz in two.

Before The Gypsy King had dealt with the German, Wilder had already announced he would be taking on Luis Ortiz later this year before facing Fury in 2020. Fury is expected to take on another opponent before the Wilder sequel and confirmed as much to talkSPORT. "I've got an October date which has not been announced yet officially," he said. "Then I've got the Wilder rematch, and that's it really, just enjoying life day by day." "I've signed a contract, so it's confirmed as far as I know." "If I've signed a contract, I've signed a contract, and that's it." "One hundred per cent (it’s on), he's signed a contract and I've signed a contract."

Fury said at a Q&A event last week he will pit wits with The Bronze Bomber on 22 February 2020. The former unified champion wants a durable, American opponent next up and drug-cheat Jarrell Miller, whose wrongdoings cost him a shot at Anthony Joshua in June, has been discussed as being the man in the opposite corner. Speaking of the fighter, Fury’s homeland promoter Frank Warren has told talkSPORT: "Hopefully, we get him in there with an American later this year and I am open to the prospect of Jarrell Miller being Tyson’s next opponent." "Miller’s failed drugs tests cost him a shot at Anthony Joshua in June and a six-month suspension."

"I’m really anti-drugs and I think there should be some seriously, seriously strict penalties for it." "I don’t police the sport, that is up to the governing bodies, and they’re letting everyone down by handing these pathetic little bans out." "The only way they’re going to get rid of drugs in sport and boxing is draconian measures." "There’s no place for it." "There has to be severe consequences." "But having been handed only a short suspension, Miller will be ready to return to the ring in September and, if he’s licensed, then there’s nothing I can do about that." "He’ll be considered by us."

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