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The most discussed fight of 2018, Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder, might not get the rematch we all wanted. While details are not clear or available yet, Fury made a move that could complicate a rematch with Wilder, although both fighter's camps remain in contact and have a strong desire for a rematch. 


Monday morning in an exclusive interview with ESPN, Fury announced he signed a deal to be co-promoted by both Top Rank (ESPN) and Queensberry Promotions. The deal will guarantee Fury a minimum of two fights per year in the United States. 

Of the deal, Fury had this to say, "I'm delighted that Frank and Queensberry Promotions have teamed up with Top Rank to promote my fights in America. With ESPN and BT Sport behind me, the biggest sports platforms in the world are now linked up with the best heavyweight in the world."


In terms of the Wilder-Fury rematch, despite Wilder's camp reportedly not knowing about the Top Rank deal beforehand, the two sides have been in constant contact and are reportedly close to a deal. 

What makes this deal for a rematch potentially more difficult is Wilder fights under Showtime and Fox, so a pay-per-view fight would most likely have to be reached through a co-promotion deal. There is a precedent there, but it certainly complicates things. 


Wilder's co-manager, Shelly Finkel had this to say in regards to the scheduling of the rematch, "Things have gotten delayed a little, but as far as I know there are no issues. I would hope the fight is completed late this week or early next week".


However all of this settles out, one thing is clear, whether the rematch happens sooner or later, the heavyweight division in boxing is heading back to the forefront in both America and England, carried by the two most polarizing boxers out there in Fury and Wilder. 


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