Wilder/Fury Rematch

By Robert Ecksel on January 16, 2019
Wilder/Fury Rematch
It ended in a draw—and the calls for a rematch started at once. (Esther Lin/Showtime)

The good news for Fury is he has market value. The good news for Wilder is he gets another crack at Tyson Fury…

Good things come in big packages. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are big. That means they must be good. Of the many good things these good guys do, punching is the best. The fight in LA, with Wilder the champ and Fury challenging, was an acid test of will versus skill. It ended in a draw—and the calls for a rematch started at once..

The WBC wasted no time and agreed to sanction a rematch.

Fury’s skills are an acquired taste, but anyone who thinks he can’t box should see a doctor.

Wilder is a novice. It’s amazing what he’s achieved. But he’s got the Suzie Q—and when it lands it’s irresistible.

The WBC issued an official statement. The sanctioning body is forcing the fighters’ hands.

“Consistent with the WBC board of governors voting regarding the direct rematch between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, the WBC is hereby notifying both camps that the free negotiating period is opened. If there is no agreement between the parties, a purse bid will be conducted by the WBC on Tuesday February the 5th. The WBC has modified the 70/30 split and has confirmed a 60/40 split in favor of the champion, considering the market value of Fury.”

The good news for Fury is he has market value.

The good news for Wilder is he gets another crack at Tyson Fury.

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  1. Thrashem 07:58am, 01/18/2019

    Fury should take up waltzing in the Special Olympics, he is that good!

  2. don from prov 06:51am, 01/18/2019

    I agree that Fury can box, Mr. Ecksel—but I wonder how well you think he can.  I believe that you understand the sport, and I would be interested in hearing what level of a boxer you find Fury to be.  No debate, I promise
    (none from me anyway).  Sometimes I am just interested in what people who have been around the sport think about one fighter or another.  Who might you compare Fury to in level of competency?  How might you rate him along different criteria.  Again, I’m just interested and have no intention of debate.
    Thanks.

  3. Mau-Mauing The Flak Catchers 08:33am, 01/17/2019

    Even a 60/40 split is unfair in this case. CLEARLY, it is Fury who is the draw in this fight. Deontay ” Who Are Ya” Wilder even benefits with a 50/50 split.

  4. Lucas McCain 08:12am, 01/17/2019

    A heavyweight bout or two that we can look forward to seeing.  To recall Jimmy Dorsey—So Rare!

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