THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Wilder to face Fury for another rematch in July

Wilder to face Fury for another rematch in July

BOXING: Tyson Fury and dethroned world champion Deontay Wilder will stage the next leg of their fight trilogy in July at the Las Vegas venue where their rematch took place.

Boxing
By AFP

Monday 2 March 2020, 05:00PM


Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder are expected to square off for a third time in July at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Photo: AFP

Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder are expected to square off for a third time in July at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Photo: AFP

Wilder officially exercised his right to another fight against Fury and plan is to have it on July 18 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, US media reported last night (Mar 1).

“We received a letter from Wilder’s team on Friday (Feb 28) night, and we agreed with the networks and the hotel that July 18 was the optimal date,” promoter Bob Arum told the Los Angeles Times newspaper.

“We had a seamless promotion last time with Al Haymon, PBC (Premier Boxing Champions) and Fox. We look forward to working with them again.”

The news comes a little over a week after Britain’s Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round of their heavyweight title rematch in Las Vegas (see story here).

UWC Thailand

Despite clamor for a unification fight between Fury and fellow Briton Anthony Joshua, Wilder had been expected to exercise his contractual right for a rematch.

Wilder also said last week that he would keep co-trainer Mark Breland in his corner, despite earlier hints that he was ready to part company with Breland, who threw in the towel in the seventh round of the loss to Fury.

Breland, a former Olympic and world champion, called a halt to the rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena after Wilder had been knocked down twice by Fury.

Fury seized the World Boxing Council heavyweight title from Wilder, 14 months after the two fought to a dramatic split-decision draw in their first meeting in Los Angeles.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Governor order warns of B20k fine for not wearing mask in public

We all understand that you need the revenue from advertisements to run your business PN, and we appr...(Read More)


Phuket Governor order warns of B20k fine for not wearing mask in public

Can the authorities please go to the roadblock at the Nai Harn road that goes around the lake. The...(Read More)


Governor exempts five hotels to receive new guests

One must ponder as to why these hotels were selected to stay open. I am a naturally suspicious perso...(Read More)


Patong blockade: No face mask, no entry

@DeK, yes, you wrote 'someone', indeed. Stop you insinuating nonsense. Mr Nasa writes commen...(Read More)


Phuket Governor orders ‘Patong Shutdown’

I'm wrong again, so sorry. It is 3-19 HOURS, not days lol. So sorry. ...(Read More)


Phuket Governor orders ’shut down’ for Chalong, Kathu

On another note.We do not hear anymore about water situation on Phuket island. Is this problem now n...(Read More)


Phuket officials announce just four ‘new’ cases of COVID, total hits 123

Kurt,every airport worldwide could be or is a Covid transmitting place.Same as a hospital or a supe...(Read More)


Ban on all international flights to Thailand extended

Shwe, you can find the answer in the article. I will give you a hint: " Cargo"...(Read More)


Phuket Governor orders ‘Patong Shutdown’

Keep calm everyone. Thailand is doing an amazing job under incredibly difficult circumstances. The f...(Read More)


Phuket Governor orders ‘Patong Shutdown’

No Christy, that's not correct. I've put the wrong times down. It is actually 3-19 days unde...(Read More)