A rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will not take place in the immediate future. The WBC have confirmed that World Heavyweight champion Wilder will not fight the British boxer next.
The news comes after Tyson Fury recently signed with Top Rank. This means he is also associated with ESPN. Wilder, on the other hand, has traditionally fought on American rival Showtime.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed the news earlier today.
While WBC Champion Wilder confirmed its willingness to fight the rematch, Fury will take on another fight with expectations to do a rematch at a later date.
.@BronzeBomber vs @Tyson_Fury is officially not happening next. The @WBCBoxing has received communications as our process and while WBC Champion Wilder confirmed its willingness to fight the rematch, Fury will take on another fight with expectations to do rematch at a later date pic.twitter.com/ZFz5Jtft51
— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) February 26, 2019
With Anthony Joshua now teaming up with DAZN, it means a landscape that sees the best three heavyweights with three different television companies, adding an obstacle to any possible super-fight.