Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury rematch eyed for April 13
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury’s promoter is targeting April 13 for the rematch against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, which would put it on the same night as Anthony Joshua’s next fight at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn might end up blowing a rod when he hears the news of the Wilder vs. Fury rematch taking place on April 13. It would be fun to be a fly on the wall when Hearn blows his stack over this.
If Hearn would just match Joshua against a good opponent on April 13, he wouldn’t have to worry about competition from Wilder vs. Fury 2. Unfortunately, that’s not likely to happen. Hearn is likely going to put Dillian Whyte back in with Joshua for a needless rematch, and many of the boxing fans will jump ship and order the Wilder vs. Fury fight instead.
Two pay-per-view fights on the same night in the UK could spell disaster for both. The boxing fans would need to make a decision which of the two they would want to purchase, and it wouldn’t be a good deal.
Wilder and Fury fought to a controversial 12 round split draw this month on December 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Some boxing fans thought Fury deserved the win. The judges scored it 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113. Fury was asleep briefly in the 12th after getting dropped by Wilder. Fury was also knocked down in the 9th.
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