Deontay Wilder’s team DENY claim that Tyson Fury re-match is confirmed

Deontay Wilder’s team DENY claims that Tyson Fury re-match is signed and sealed for February 22 as promoter insists talks are still ongoing

  • Tyson Fury previously claimed date was confirmed for Deontay Wilder rematch 
  • The American’s promoter insisted that talks were continuing over the fight 
  • The first fight between the pair in December 2018 ended in a controversial draw 

Deontay Wilder’s promoter has rebuked Tyson Fury’s claim that a deal had been reached for a heavyweight title rematch on February 22, according to The Sun.

The British fighter had revealed the news at a Q&A event in Dunfermline, but Shelly Finkel hit back at the revelation. 

Finkel insisted that dates in March were also under consideration and no formal agreement had been reached.

Tyson Fury (L) has not yet signed a concrete agreement with Deontay Wilder (R) for a rematch

The 30-year-old British heavyweight said: ‘The rematch has been confirmed and signed. 22nd of February, it’s on… the rematch.

‘This time I haven’t been out the ring for three years, this time I haven’t been abusing too much alcohol, and this time I am going to knock him the f*** out.’

The pair fought to a controversial draw in their first fight in December, but were unable to confirm an immediate rematch.

Instead, Wilder boxed and beat compatriot Dominic Breazeale, while Fury beat German Tom Schwarz in two rounds.

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