Deontay Wilder has promised he will give Tyson Fury a rematch, but it does not appear he’s planning on getting in the ring with Anthony Joshua any time soon. The 33-year-old American made his return to the ring in May, his first fight since a dramatic draw with Fury last December.
Fury went down in the final round but got back to his feet and became the first professional fighter to avoid defeat against Wilder, with the judges scoring the fight a split-decision draw. The Brit was insistent he had won the fight and demanded a rematch, but that has not transpired after talks broke down. Wilder is now set to face Luis Ortiz, the Cuban whom he knocked out in March last year. Though that rematch does not have a date as yet, Wilder has insisted that it will take place. ‘Ortiz is definitely happening,’ Wilder told the BBC Sport. ‘I am looking forward to fighting him ‘After I knock him out I will go to Fury, knock him out and then we will go for a unification. ‘Once I get rid of Ortiz, I will get rid of Fury too. We will figure it out but Ortiz comes first.’