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Fury confirms date for Wilder rematch

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Fury confirms date for Wilder rematch

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Fury confirms date for Wilder rematch

The long-anticipated rematch between WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury officially has a date for us to mark on the calendar. That date for Wilder-Fury 2 will be Saturday, February 22, 2020, per Fury himself.

In a report from The Guardian, Fury confirmed the signing while speaking to an audience at a Q&A event held at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, West Yorkshire. “The rematch has been confirmed and signed [for] 22 February. It’s on, the rematch,” Fury told the crowd in attendance.

He also told them at the event“This time I am going to knock him the f*** out,” Fury stated. “This time I haven’t been out the ring for three years … I haven’t been abusing too much alcohol.”

While we have the date set for the fight, the locations and other important information will come down the line later on.

So who will Fury face next? We know that Deontay has a rematch this fall with Luis Ortiz.  Some names that were speculated for Fury to face were Kubat Pulev and Jarrell Miller. We even chatted with Crystina Pouncher from Top Rank on a recent episode of the podcast about this as well.

Recently Top Rank Promoter Bob Arum sat down with iFL TV to at least rule Miller out to face Fury next.

“Well Miller is still under suspension… actually it’s not really a suspension. They revoked his license because of the drugs testing. He hadn’t formally signed a New York State boxing contract,” Arum told IFL TV.

“I don’t know how long it will take to clear up Miller’s situation, but while he remains a non-participant because of the revocation of his license, I think it’s silly to talk about him being an opponent for Tyson Fury or anybody else. I think that’s all premature.”

“Everything is in a state of flux, but we should have an announcement within a week or so. He’s definitely fighting in the United States. The original plan was for him to fight in New York. Right now we’re looking for an Eastern United States place, and that would be the ‘Mecca of boxing,’ Madison Square Garden”, Arum mentioned in a recent sit-down with iFL TV.

Arum wanting the fight in New York for Fury would still keep Pulev in the fold as he just finished the sexual harassment course as part of his punishment regarding an incident for inappropriately kissing a reporter following his win over Dinu back in March by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

Arum explained to iFL TV that Pulev has completed the requirements and expects his license to be reinstated in a hearing set by the commission on July 22nd.

Well see if Pulev is next up for Fury but the heavyweight clash set for February 22, 2020, is what we are all here for as boxing fans.

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Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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