21st September 2018: By Aaron Cooper
Lineal heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury claims that he has now signed the contract for his scheduled bout for the WBC world heavyweight championship against the champion, Deontay Wilder.
BUT, Wilder has yet to do the same.
Now I know what you are all thinking. Mr. Cooper this stinks of Deja Vu. Oh boy. It does. Doesn’t it.
FightZoneNews.com reported that the deal is all but done for Fury to fight Wilder on December 1st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The deal has taken some time to conclude.
Fury was last seen in the ring on August 18th on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s homecoming fight against Luke Jackson in Belfast. In what was just his second fight in THIRTY-FOUR months. Fury outclassed Francesco Pianeta. Though the fight drew criticism from some. It is hard to fault Fury for wanting rounds to sweep away some of the ring rust. Especially as his comeback fight in June in Manchester against Sefer Seferi did very little for him.
Fury took to Instagram earlier today to say “S**t just got serious. I’ve just signed my end of the deal for the Wilder fight, signed, sealed and delivered. It’s up to them now.
“Deontay Wilder, you’re going to get it mate. You’re in big trouble. I’ve never met a man I couldn’t beat in the boxing ring or in the street.
“I know you’ve got a big punch, a big mouth. I know you want to win but you don’t want it like I do.
“I will out heart you. I will force my will upon you until you quit. “That chin is going nowhere. I’ll absorb all the power and then I’ll detonate. Good night.”
The winner of this bout will surely put themselves into pole position to challenge unified champion, Anthony Joshua. Maybe even on April 13th at Wembley Stadium next year. Dillian Whyte is thought to be in pole position for that fight at present.
Joshua, of course, has to get past WBA mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin tomorrow night first ….