The WBC have confirmed that Tyson Fury will “take on another fight” before a rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. The Lineal heavyweight champion produced a brilliant performance in December to secure a draw in their first bout.
Many fans and pundits thought Fury won the fight in Los Angeles and the WBC ordered an immediate rematch.
Talks had been ongoing between both camps but WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman confirms the fight will now be delayed and take place at a later date. “While WBC champion Wilder confirmed his willingness to fight the rematch, Fury will take on another fight with expectations to do the rematch at a later date,” he wrote on Twitter.
Last week, Fury signed a lucrative deal with US broadcaster ESPN and will receive a reported fee of £80m for five fights. It is not known who he will take on next but Dillian Whyte, Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz are all looking to confirm their next bouts in the coming weeks.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.