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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch: Frank Warren will insist on neutral judges, expects terms to be agreed shortly for April 27 or May date

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Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren believes terms for the Deontay Wilder rematch will be agreed within the next few weeks.

The WBC stated on Wednesday that they have now ordered the second fight and scheduled a purse bid for February 5, however the British fight maker thinks a deal will be done before this point.

Frank Warren promotes Tyson Fury

Warren told BT Sport: “Negotiations are going on at the moment. I expect us to agree terms [before the February 5 deadline].

“There’s a willingness to do the fight, it’s the most lucrative match for Tyson – there’s more money in that than fighting Joshua – and it’s an easier fight to make because the parties wanna make it happen.”

Regarding the date and venue, Frank Warren revealed that the bout is being planned to take place in the US at the end of April or in May.

Deontay Wilder knocked Tyson Fury down twice in their December 1 draw

“[America] is the most lucrative,” he explained, “I’d like it to be in England, but it takes two to tango.

“I would think the fight’s gonna be late-April/May if we can agree terms.”

When asked if April 27 is the first potential date, the promoter replied: “Maybe that, or in May.”

However, before all of this can be confirmed, Frank Warren has declared the fight will only take place in the US on one condition.

The consensus suggested Fury beat Wilder in their first fight

After the first bout in the States was controversially scored a draw – despite many thinking Tyson Fury did enough to win – Fury’s camp now want completely neutral judges for the rematch.

“It was very poor judging,” Warren continued, “We certainly don’t wanna be in that position again. We want all neutral judges.

“We don’t want any American judges, no British judges, or Mexican judges.”

Canadian judge Robert Tapper scored the first fight 114-112 for Fury, Mexico’s Alejandro Rochin had it 115-111 for Wilder and Britain’s Phil Edwards declared it a draw at 113-113.


You can watch the full BT Sport interview with Frank Warren below.


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